Johnson deal to be announced Thursday
MIAMI -- The Florida Marlins plan to announce pitcher Josh Johnson's four-year contract with a news conference Thursday at the construction site of the ballpark they expect to move into by 2012.
Johnson agreed last week to a $39 million, four-year deal, just days after the Marlins pledged to increase payroll spending in response to complaints from the players' union.
The right-hander gets $3.75 million in 2010, $7.75 million in 2011 and $13.75 million in both 2012 and 2013.
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