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Rotowire: Jul 26 / 8:35a ET
News: Johnson is 8-5 with a 2.59 ERA, 1.13 WHIP,and 105:30 K:BB over 94 innings at Triple-A Charlotte this season.
Impact: Johnson's trial in the major leagues went poorly last season, but he's shown vast improvement since heading back to the minors to open 2015 and may soon be ready to rejoin the White Sox. The team is expected to listen to offers on Jeff Samardzija as the trade deadline nears, putting Johnson on notice for a possible promotion, according to the Chicago Tribune's Colleen Kane.
Rotowire: Jun 23 / 5:13a ET
News: Johnson was named the International League pitcher of the week after pitching 14 scoreless innings over his two starts, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Impact: Johnson has actually not allowed an earned run in three straight starts (22 innings), and he has 28 strikeouts (to four walks) over that stretch. He could be gunning for a rotation spot at some point this season, especially if John Danks gets moved to the bullpen.