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Grant Johnson Rested and Ready

Grant Johnson (Tommy Proctor Photo)

Sometimes when a pitcher's arm is hurting, all he needs is a little rest. Grant Johnson is banking on that as he begins preparation for 2008.

Johnson appeared in 44 games this past season between Double-A Tennessee and Class-A Daytona. The right-hander and Cubs second-round selection (their first overall) in the 2004 draft logged 70 innings in 2007. The 24-year-old was initially named to the Arizona Fall League in late August but was held out of post-season play soon afterward. The reason: Johnson's shoulder. "I had a little...

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