4 Reasons Josh Johnson Will Be a Monster in the American League

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4 Reasons Josh Johnson Will Be a Monster in the American League
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The biggest name in the massive trade reportedly agreed to Tuesday night between the Miami Marlins and the Toronto Blue Jays was shortstop Jose Reyes.

But while Reyes may headline the list of five players moving from the Marlins to the Blue Jays in the 12-player blockbuster, the player who may have the most impact in Toronto is right-hander Josh Johnson.

According to FOXSports.com, the Blue Jays will get Reyes and Johnson along with starting pitcher Mark Buehrle, utility man Emilio Bonifacio and catcher John Buck.

In return, the Marlins will receive shortstops Yunel Escobar and Adeiny Hechavarria, right-hander Henderson Alvarez, catcher Jeff Mathis and a trio of minor-leaguers. The minor-league players in the deal are reportedly left-hander Justin Nicolino, center fielder Jacob Marisnick and right-hander Anthony DeSclafani.

There are always worries when a pitcher moves from the National League to the more hitter-friendly American League, but here are four reasons Johnson should be able to make that transition with ease.

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