Red Sox's Brian Johnson: Named candidate to start in 2020
Johnson served as both a starter and reliever for the major-league club in 2019 prior to being outrighted off the 40-man roster during the offseason. However, he's been relatively effective this spring with a 3.86 ERA and 1.29 WHIP over five appearances (two starts), which led to interim manager Ron Roenicke listing him as an option to start in 2020 after Chris Sale (elbow) opted for Tommy John surgery Thursday. Roenicke also named Ryan Weber as an option, and it would appear as though Weber has the slight edge after exhibiting dominance on the mound this spring. However, Johnson could serve as a fill-in starter or join the rotation if more injuries occur.
Fantasy Baseball Today Newsletter
You're destined to gain an edge over your friends with advice from the award-winning FBT crew.
Thanks for signing up!
Keep an eye on your inbox for the latest sports news.
There was an error processing your subscription.
What might a Fantasy Baseball draft look like for a 50-game season? Scott White and company...
Even if you miss on the five stars who will be the top picks in many drafts, there is tons...
There are a lot of active players in the MLB. Frank Stampfl takes a look at 10 more we haven't...
Old school Fantasy managers can still remember scarcity at shortstop, but those days are long...
What would happen in a 50-game Fantasy Baseball season?
Roster expansion is expected for the start of the 2020 season, so which players would benefit?