Marlins acquire first baseman Johnson

Updated: August 1, 2009, 1:32 AM ET
Associated Press

MIAMI -- When Florida Marlins slugger Hanley Ramirez learned only minutes before the trade deadline that the team had added a hitter, he threw a fist, grinned and shouted, "Yeehaw!"

It's fair to say Nick Johnson will be warmly received by his new teammates.

Florida acquired the first baseman and cash from the last-place Washington Nationals for a pitching prospect, left-hander Aaron Thompson. The deal was completed minutes before Friday's 4 p.m. EDT deadline for making trades without ...

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