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Josh Johnson Update

             You have to figure the Marlins will have Josh Johnson make one more rehab start in the minors before sticking him in their rotation if Sunday's results have anything to do with the decision.

             Johnson was not sharp, allowing five earned runs on 11 hits and a walk in 5 2/3 innings in Double A Carolina's afternoon game against Huntsville.

             Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez had said he and the front office would sit and discuss Johnson's status after his start on Sunday, with the right-hander pitching for them as early as the Fourth of July. But logic would suggest the Marlins will proceed with caution with Johnson, who had Tommy John surgery last Aug. 3.

            Larry Beinfest, the team's president of baseball operations, even said during a television broadcasting gig on Friday that the Marlins would "probably" wait for Johnson to make two more rehab starts before activating him from the DL.

           Assuming that's the case, Johnson could still make a start for the Marlins before the All-Star break.

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