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Nick Johnson to See Doctor -- DL Likely


   There's a good chance the Marlins will place first baseman Nick Johnson on the disabled list as early as late tonight as he continues to battle an injured right hamstring. Johnson said he "still can't ramp it up" and was unable to finish a jogging exercise on Tuesday.

    The Marlins have scheduled an appointment for Johnson to see a doctor later this afternoon, and the club will then make a decisoin on whether to DL him. All signs are pointing in that direction. Johnson has not played since Aug. 16, and the Marlins must place him on the 15-day disabled list no later than Wednesday in order to make his DL time retroactive to that day.

    "There is some improvement, but it's not the (significant) improvement you want," said manager Fredi Gonzalez.

    Look for the Marlins to place Johnson on the DL and bring up a position player, more than likely an outfielder such as Brett Carroll, Alejandro de Aza or Cameron Maybin.

    -- Don't look for the Marlins to make any big surprises when they start to expand their roster on Sept. 1. Gonzalez said they'll probably add players from the mionrs that have already been up at some point during the season -- in other words, players like Carroll, De Aza, Maybin, Brett Hayes, Andrew Miller, Burke Badenhop, Luis Ayala and Tim Wood. And top prospects Mike Stanton and Logan Morrison, both at Double A Jacksonville, probably won't be called up next month.

Tonight's lineup: 1. Chris Coghlan, lf; 2. Ross Gload, 1b; 3. Hanley Ramirez, ss; 4. Jorge Cantu, 3b; 5. John Baker, c; 6. Dan Uggla, 2b; 7. Cody Ross, cf; 8. Jeremy Hermida, rf; 9. Sean West, lhp.

   

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Boca Raton Florist

" There's a good chance the Marlins will place first baseman Nick Johnson on the disabled list...

***THE MOMENT THEY TRADED FOR HIM***

JRod

Nick Johnson is a puzz!!!

JRod

I meant puss...

Craig S

Why would anyone pay Millions for a guy who spends so much time on the DL? I am glad he was on the bargain shelf. In this case I am glad that the Marlins are going to be cheap and pass on him next year.

Aviev

I would like to show my support for you pbluicly, however this would cost me my job. We the deputies and the citizens of Twin Falls County need and want, not only change, but also leadership as well because we have none. It’s time for a true LEADER, which will bring honesty and integrity back to the department. I only wish we could support you out loud. Rules only apply to the select few and I know you will be fair to everyone in the department with equal rights, promotions, and not just the good old boys. The citizens of this great county have a right to know that the sheriff's office needs a major overhaul. There are more cars now than ever before, and why did the current sheriff buy himself a brand new Chevy Caprice? We have numerous deputies assigned to detectives but only a few are allowed to actually perform their duties. The drug problem in this county has gotten worse since Tom Carter has taken office. Tom Carter has not kept any of his promises that he made when he ran for sheriff. I have had the privilege of working with and knowing Jack Johnson. I know that he is a man of honesty, integrity and his morals are of the highest caliber. There are so many deputies in the sheriff's office that are ready for Sheriff Jack Johnson to take office. You have our support.

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