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Johnson agrees to deal with Marlins

Updated: January 15, 2010, 6:12 PM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

Pitcher Josh Johnson reached an agreement on a four-year, guaranteed $39 million contract that will keep him with the Florida Marlins through 2013. The pitcher confirmed the agreement to ESPN.com Thursday.

"I'm excited,'' Johnson said. "It sets up me and my family for life. One of the best parts is knowing where I'm going to be the next four years. I won't have to hear about any trade rumors or anything like that. I'm happy to be in South Florida.''

The deal will pay Johnson ...

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