The Florida Marlins are preparing for the likelihood that right-hander Josh Johnson won't be ready when the season starts April 2. Grapefruit League action starts Wednesday, but Johnson, penciled in as the No. 2 starter, hasn't even thrown off a mound at full speed since September. He's experienced some soreness in his right forearm. "You guys know the math. If he's not on the hill, then he becomes an opening day roster issue," manager Fredi Gonzalez said Saturday. "We're borderline now." Johnson, who finished 12-7 with a 3.10 ERA in 2006, was supposed to throw on flat ground Saturday. That was canceled when he woke up with pain. "Like we always said from the very beginning, we're going to take it easy on him," Gonzalez said. "He didn't feel right, so we shut him down. We're going to take it back to step one and see where we're at."
If Josh Johnson missng any significant time, who do you think is the best candidate to replace him in the rotation?