The right-hander could start Monday after getting his final rehab start Wednesday for Class AA Carolina, but the Marlins have not announced when he would be slotted into the rotation. Byung-Hyun Kim's turn would come up Monday in Chicago, followed by Dontrelle Willis and Sergio Mitre. Rick Vander Hurk then would be scheduled to open the series next weekend at home against Minnesota.
Vander Hurk will be the odd man out when Johnson finally makes his first start of the season. Depending on how today goes with Sergio he may be slotted in his place to give him an extra day of rest. Or maybe he will go on Monday and give Kim, Willis and Mitre a little extra time.
It will all depend on how his off day throwing sessions go. In the meantime, he is going to get to see Twelfth Street and Vine. Which was only a street sign last time I was there, but that really doesn't matter. What does is, Josh is scheduled to be back with the team.