ATLANTA (AP) — Josh Johnson is relieved the trade deadline has passed and he is still with the Miami Marlins.
“Yeah, it was nice,” Johnson said Tuesday. “It’s over, and I don’t have to answer any more questions about it after today.”
Marlins president of baseball operations Larry Beinfest swung two deals Tuesday, sending reliever Edward Mujica to St. Louis for minor league third baseman Zack Cox, a first-round draft pick in 2010. First baseman Gaby Sanchez, who lost his job earlier this year and was sent to the minors, was traded to Pittsburgh for minor league outfielder Gorkys Hernandez and a draft pick.
Beinfest and manager Ozzie Guillen plan to give Hernandez some starts in center field and move Justin Ruggiano to one of the corner outfield spots before Giancarlo Sanchez comes off the disabled list before Aug. 10.