It would appear the Blue Jays are in the hunt for Miami Marlins right-hander Josh Johnson.

If one of the Marlins' top evaluators was at the Rogers Centre in May, it would not lead to speculation.

Yet, Marlins' Mark Wiley, special assistant to the general manager Mike Hill, was at the Rogers Centre on Tuesday as the Oakland Athletics played the Blue Jays.

Johnson is on the market and the July 31 trade deadline without waivers is a week away.

Usually, when a scout stays for five days, it's so he can observe a complete turn through a rotation.

The A's also want Hanley Ramirez from the Marlins to play shortstop.

The fourth-place Marlins, who made off-season splashes with their free-agent signings, are in sell mode after dealing Anibal Sanchez and Omar Infante to the Detroit Tigers for prospects on Monday.