MIAMI, FL - JULY 13: Josh Johnson #55 of the Miami Marlins delivers a pitch against the Washington Nationals at Marlins Park on July 13, 2012 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
If the Miami Marlins decide to become buyers this summer, the club would be willing to discuss every player on their roster, including Omar Infante, Giancarlo Stanton and Josh Johnson, reports Buster Olney of ESPN:
The Miami Marlins have been a brutal disappointment in their first season in their new ballpark, and if the Marlins decide to sell rather than buy, they'd be willing to discuss every player on their roster, from Omar Infanteto Giancarlo Stanton to Josh Johnson.
The Marlins entered the day nine games behind the National League East-leading Washington Nationals with an overall record of 43-46. Miami, who invested heavily into their current team this off-season with the opening of their new stadium, is within six games of the second NL wild-card spot.
Olney notes that if the Marlins are going to trade Johnson, "now would be a good time to start that process." The 28-year-old right-hander has struggled this season, posting an ERA and WHIP of 4.28 and 1.425, but he does own career marks of 3.15 and 1.247.
Johnson is scheduled to make $13.75 million this year and next before hitting free agency following the 2013 season.
Which players would be most-targeted if the Marlins decide to sell?