148639280 Rangers Reportedly Want Miamis Johnson

Josh Johnson of the Miami Marlins delivers during the first inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on July 18, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (credit: Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (CBS SPORTS) – The Texas Rangers are talking to the Miami Marlins about Josh Johnson.

With Cole Hamels now off the market — staying with the Philadelphia Phillies in a six-year, $144 million contract —  the Rangers have seen their chances of acquiring a difference-maker get a bit slimmer. The Rangers have told the Marlins that they would be willing to part with third baseman Mike Olt in a potential deal for Johnson, according to USA Today.

The Rangers are also still interested in Zack Greinke, according to CBS Sports. Greinke proved that he was healthy after Tuesday’s performance, but the Atlanta Braves will likely also make a play for Greinke now that Ryan Dempster has taken too long to waive his no-trade rights, according to CBS Sports.

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