Conor Jackson's trade to Oakland may be the first of several moves in what could be a big shake-up in Arizona. The only remaining question is what other players will soon be leaving the desert. Jon Paul Morosi of FOXSports.com (via Twitter) hears from a source that moving second baseman Kelly Johnson may be next on the list for Diamondbacks GM Josh Byrnes. Tony Abreu's activation from the disabled list today could be the first step towards Abreu taking over at second base should Johnson be on the move.
Johnson has put up an All-Star caliber slash line this season (.282/.383/.546) and seems to be heating up again after posting a .769 OPS in May. His contract is reasonable enough for any contending team to take on — a one-year, $2.35MM contract signed last December after he was non-tendered by Atlanta. Johnson would be a major upgrade over, for instance, Skip Schumaker in St. Louis, Luis Castillo in New York or Clint Barmes in Colorado.