News and Rumors

Pirates Are on Josh Johnson’s Short List

Pirates Are on Josh Johnson’s Short List

Yesterday there was a rumor that Josh Johnson preferred the San Francisco Giants and the San Diego Padres, due to the proximity to his home in Las Vegas. Today, Travis Sawchik reports via Johnson's agent that the right-hander has the Pirates on his short list of teams.

https://twitter.com/Sawchik_Trib/status/402883487348183040

Sawchik also says that Johnson has narrowed his list to 3-4 teams.

https://twitter.com/Sawchik_Trib/status/402881615883280384

It would make sense that Johnson would be considering the Pirates after the success they've had the last two years with A.J. Burnett and Francisco Liriano. Johnson is viewed as the biggest bounce back candidate on the open market, and his odds of bouncing back would seemingly be much better in the Pirates' system. He's a ground bal...

This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribers get access to all of our daily articles on the Pirates and their minor league system, with live coverage throughout the system on a daily basis. Our lowest rates are $2.22 per month under our Top Prospect Plan, which also gets you a 40% discount on the 2017 Prospect Guide. Subscribe today to access all of our daily coverage of the Pirates' system.

If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail tim@piratesprospects.com.

News and Rumors

Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.

More in News and Rumors

Full Spring Training Television Schedule from MLB Network and ROOT Sports

John DrekerFebruary 21, 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates Announce Their 2017 Spring Training Broadcast Schedule

John DrekerFebruary 17, 2017

Tony Watson Loses Arbitration Case to Pirates

John DrekerFebruary 16, 2017

Pirates Notebook: Injury Updates, Josh Bell’s Defense, Remaining Free Agents

Tim WilliamsFebruary 15, 2017

Pirates Release a Statement on Jung Ho Kang’s Trial

Tim WilliamsFebruary 14, 2017

Ivan Nova Prioritized Playing in Pittsburgh Over Signing For More Money

Tim WilliamsFebruary 13, 2017

Pirates Prospects is an independent media outlet, and is in no way affiliated with the Pittsburgh Pirates, their minor league affiliates, Major League Baseball, or Minor League Baseball.

Copyright © 2016 Pirates Prospects