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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) 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

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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

Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports confirms that the Padres have re-signed Josh Johnson.

It's a one-year deal worth $1 million guaranteed, and it also includes another $6.25 million in performance-based incentives. Johnson missed the entire 2014 season due to Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery -- the second of his career. He should be recovered sometime in May or early June.
Source: Yahoo Sports
Mon, Dec 22, 2014 02:46:00 PM

Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan reports that Josh Johnson is on the verge of a one-year deal with the Padres.

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman says Johnson's base salary will be less than $2 million but he'll have the chance to make as much as $8 million through incentives. The Padres declined a $4 million option on Johnson back in October, but they have remained interested in bringing him back at a lesser rate. And it appears that they'll be able to get it done. The deal is expected to include incentives based on games started. The Padres just signed another injury-prone pitcher, Brandon Morrow, earlier this week.
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 05:57:00 PM

Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that Josh Johnson is leaning toward re-signing with the Padres.

However, a signing doesn't appear to be imminent. The Padres declined a $4 million club option on Johnson back in October, but they remain interested in bringing him back at a lesser salary. Dennis Lin of U-T San Diego reported last month that Johnson was talking to five or six teams.
Mon, Dec 1, 2014 05:20:00 PM

Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune hears free agent Josh Johnson is talking to five or six teams.

Lin also reports that nothing is imminent and that the Padres remain his top choice. There seems to be some mutual interest there, as Joel Sherman previously heard the club was "working hard" to bring him back. A one-year deal to try to re-establish value is likely for Johnson, wherever he signs.
Sat, Nov 15, 2014 06:32:00 PM

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Padres are "working hard" to re-sign right-hander Josh Johnson.

Johnson didn't pitch at all this season after undergoing Tommy John surgery in April. The Padres declined their $4 million option on him for 2015, but they are open to bringing him back for a lesser salary.
Tue, Nov 11, 2014 10:41:00 AM

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