Brian Johnson leaves Red Sox' alternate training site

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It doesn't look like Brian Johnson will be an option for the Red Sox' starting rotation this season.

The lefty has returned home to Florida after it appeared as though a spot on the Red Sox' 28-man roster wasn't coming in the foreseeable future.

Johnson, who is not on the 40-man roster, had been working out at the organization's alternate training site at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket.

He appeared in just 21 games in 2019, making seven starts while battling injuries and an ailment. The previous season Johnson as a key component in the Red Sox' world championship run, pitching in 38 games including 12 starts, posting a 4.17 ERA.

The Red Sox most recently recalled Dylan Covey to their pitching staff, having sent down Ryan Weber.

MassLive.com was first to report Johnson's departure from camp.

Here is your Brian Johnson vs. Jeter Downs video of the day (courtesy @PawSox FB) pic.twitter.com/oqNGXiX6Oq

— Rob Bradford (@bradfo) August 8, 2020