The person confirmed the trade to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the teams weren’t commenting amid talk they had agreed to a blockbuster deal.
Johnson, who led the NL in ERA in 2010, went 8-14 this year with a 3.81 ERA for the Marlins, who endured a dismal season in their new ballpark and began dismantling the team in July.
Johnson was limited to nine starts in 2011 because of right shoulder inflammation.
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