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Jason Johnson signs with the Yanks

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Former Oriole starter Jason Johnson has been signed to a minor league deal by the New York Yankees.

This is largely of note to Rangers fans just because he's one of those pitchers, like Sidney Ponson and Pedro Astacio, who isn't really good, and yet has long been discussed as a potential Ranger.

I tend to suspect that, like Ponson and Astacio, he'll eventually make his way here on a minor league deal.

Although he's 35 -- older than I expected -- which means that time is running out.

Anyway, he walks a lot of guys, doesn't strike out many, and gets ground balls, so I could see him as the next Jamey Wright in Texas...some random vet who creates inexplicable excitement and ends up taking up space in the bullpen for a few months.