UPDATE: ESPN reports that the Yankees will pay between $1.5MM and $2MM of Johnson’s ’06 salary. Additionally, the D’Backs were granted a 72 hour window for negotation with Johnson starting at 3pm CST today.
Some info on the three prospects:
Jackson is a right-handed starter who will turn 25 in March. He posted a 2.65 ERA and 2.78 K/BB in Double A in 2006. According to Scout.com, the former college pitcher is a power guy with a "devastating slider."
Ohlendorf is a 24 year-old right-handed starter. Like Jackson, he pitched in college and made the jump from Low A South Bend to Double A. He posted a 3.29 ERA and 4.3 K/BB at that level. His changeup may have been a key to making the Southern League All-Star game this year.
Gonzalez is not our attorney general, but rather a Venezuelan shortstop. He turns 24 in April and may have been the best defensive shortstop in Arizona’s system. He hit .290/.356/.392 in Double A in 2006.