Rangers not keen on Johnson
The Rangers, having lost out on Zack Greinke, are still talking to clubs. But the Rangers don’t appear to high on Josh Johnson, the Marlins right-hander who is available in the Miami fire sale.
The Rangers have a high regard for Johnson’s makeup and character. He scores well in that regard.
But there are some other concerns, according to sources. His health has been tenuous through his career and this season his home/road splits have been drastic. He has a 3.35 ERA at home and a 5.48 ERA on the road.
It’s hard to imagine the Rangers not doing anything before Tuesday. But it doesn’t appear they are willing to sacrifice their best Minor League prospects for what’s still out there on the market.