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Josh Johnson | Starting Pitcher

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (31) / 1/31/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 250
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Josh Johnson (elbow, triceps) felt soreness after his bullpen session on Tuesday.
Johnson was scratched from his scheduled throwing session on Saturday. The Padres were hoping to get Johnson back sometime in June but this setback complicates things. Johnson missed last season while recovering from Tommy John surgery. May 23 - 8:37 PM

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Padres transferred RHP Josh Johnson to the 60-day disabled list.

This move has nothing to do with Johnson's status, it merely frees a spot on the 40-man roster for Eury De La Rosa who was claimed off waivers on Saturday. Johnson continues to rehab his elbow and triceps injuries and is expected to return to the Padres at some point in June.
May 23 - 3:18 PM

Josh Johnson (elbow, triceps) has resumed a throwing program.

Johnson had to be shut down for a bit after feeling tightness in his triceps during a simulated game in late April. He appears to be back on track, though, and the Padres are optimistic that he'll be ready to begin a rehab assignment before long. Johnson could be an option for the rotation sometime in June.
May 13 - 9:10 AM

Josh Johnson (elbow) reported that he had felt tightness in his triceps after throwing a simulated game a week ago.

Johnson said that the tightness he felt after his simulated game on April 28 has abated, at least. He plans on playing catch later this week. It's a setback for the oft-injured pitcher, who will need to show that he's healthy before the Padres move forward with his rehab.
May 5 - 8:47 PM

Josh Johnson (elbow) threw a 40-pitch, two-inning simulated game on Tuesday.

"This shows that I'm getting pretty close," Johnson said. Johnson will now head to extended spring training for another simulated game on Monday. The Padres are then expected to decide where to send him for a rehab assignment. He'll almost surely use all of his allotted 30 days, putting him on track for a return in early June.
Apr 28 - 10:56 PM

Josh Johnson (elbow) threw a successful 40-pitch bullpen session on Friday.

Johnson was able to use all of his pitches and reported feeling good afterwards. He'll repeat the process on Monday or Tuesday, and if all goes well could then be cleared to begin a minor league rehab assignment.
Apr 24 - 7:47 PM

Josh Johnson (elbow) threw all of his pitches in a bullpen session on Monday.

Johnson will begin a rehab assignment next month and figures to be an option for the Padres' rotation by June as long as he doesn't have any setbacks. The righty is a worthy roster stash if you have room.
Apr 13 - 7:28 PM

Josh Johnson (elbow) is scheduled to throw another bullpen session on Monday.

Johnson indicated to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports that his delivery feels better now than it has at any point since the 2011 season. He isn't expected to be an option for the Padres until around June, and the way they are currently pitching there may not be any vacancies.
Apr 12 - 8:43 PM

Padres placed RHP Josh Johnson on the 15-day disabled list with a right elbow.

Johnson is in the process of recovering from Tommy John surgery. He isn't expected to be ready for live game action until May, and won't be an option for the Padres rotation until around June.
Apr 5 - 7:21 PM

Josh Johnson threw off a mound Monday for the first time since Tommy John elbow surgery.

It was a 20-pitch, fastball-only bullpen session. Johnson is trying to make it back from a second Tommy John reconstructive elbow procedure and probably won't be ready for live games until May. The right-hander is not worth a gamble in standard fantasy leagues.
Mar 23 - 3:10 PM

Josh Johnson (elbow) will throw a bullpen session on March 23.

It will be his first time from the bump since last April's Tommy John surgery. Johnson is shooting for a return sometime in May, although that timetable is far from set in stone. The right-hander should eventually have a spot in the Padres' rotation once he's ready. Johnson missed all of last season and has averaged just 14 starts over the last four years due to health issues.
Mar 12 - 8:25 PM

Josh Johnson (elbow) is scheduled to throw to a catcher on flat ground on Friday.

The right-hander is recovering from Tommy John surgery, which he underwent in April of 2014. Barring setback, he could be ready to pitch come May. At this point the likelihood of Johnson maintaining health is sketchy at best. He might have value as a DL-stash in NL-only leagues, but he shouldn't be relied on for legitimate innings until he shows that he can remain healthy.
Mar 11 - 1:07 PM

Josh Johnson (elbow) is scheduled to throw to a catcher on flat ground next week.

Johnson will long toss at 240 feet this week. The right-hander is on his way back from his second Tommy John procedure, done this past April. He's on track to return at some point in May, barring any setbacks. Johnson has struggled to stay healthy over his career, but will still be worth a flier in fantasy leagues when he's ready to come off the disabled list.
Mar 3 - 10:05 AM

Josh Johnson (elbow) could throw his first bullpen session as early as next week.

Johnson underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery last April -- the second such procedure of his career -- and probably won't be an option for the Padres' rotation until mid-to-late May. He signed a one-year, $1 million contract with San Diego in late December. The deal also carries $6.25 million in performance-based bonuses.
Feb 26 - 10:54 AM

Padres re-signed RHP Josh Johnson to a one-year, $1 million contract.

The deal was agreed to in late December and has now officially been announced by the Padres. Johnson sat out the entire 2014 season after undergoing his second career Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery and he probably won't be ready to contribute until sometime in May. The one-year contract carries $6.25 million in performance-based bonuses.
Jan 7 - 5:07 PM

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