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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
Contract: view contract details

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CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Josh Johnson will undergo a third Tommy John surgery.
Brutal. Johnson has encountered multiple setbacks along the way in his rehab from a second Tommy John surgery and apparently his ligament snapped again. Heyman says that the right-hander plans to go through the rehab process again and attempt a return rather than hang it up. Johnson, 31, has made just one rehab start and zero starts in the majors over the last two seasons due to injury. Sep 16 - 11:18 AM

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Josh Johnson (elbow) has been ruled out for the season and will visit with Dr. James Andrews on Tuesday.

Johnson had yet another setback when he had to exit a rehab start Friday after just four pitches. It's unclear whether another elbow surgery might be required, but the right-hander's future looks very cloudy.
Sep 6 - 2:19 PM

Josh Johnson (elbow) began a minor league rehab assignment on Friday, but was forced to leave after facing just one hitter due to an undisclosed injury.

The oft-injured right-hander hasn't appeared in a major league game since August of 2013 and it doesn't appear that he'll change that this season. He's working his way back from a second Tommy John surgery and has dealt with numerous setbacks along the way.
Sep 5 - 10:23 AM

Josh Johnson (elbow) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Lake Elsinore on Friday.

He'll throw one inning Friday and is set for another inning for Lake Elsinore on Monday. It looks like the Padres will bring Johnson back as a reliever, assuming he makes it back at all. He hasn't pitched in a game since August of 2013 and has had numerous setbacks along the way as he works his way back from a second Tommy John surgery.
Sep 4 - 10:53 AM

Josh Johnson (elbow) thinks he could begin a rehab assignment this weekend.

Johnson got through a 15-pitch simulated game on Tuesday with no issues and believes he's ready for game action. It sounds like the right-hander could join the Padres at some point later this month, although with him the next setback is usually right around the corner.
Sep 1 - 7:59 PM

Josh Johnson (elbow) will throw a simulated game this week.

Johnson has gotten through a couple bullpen sessions without a setback, which qualifies as a major feat for him. He's dealt with nerve issues as he works back from a second Tommy John surgery and there remains no timetable for his return.
Aug 23 - 2:34 PM

Josh Johnson (elbow) threw a bullpen session Tuesday.

Johnson had to be shut down back in June after feeling tingling in the fingers on his right hand. Although it's certainly good news that he's throwing from a mound again, his return this season still looks like a major long shot.
Aug 19 - 2:56 PM

Josh Johnson (elbow, neck) had to stop his simulated game on Monday after just three pitches when he felt tingling in the fingers on his right hand.

Johnson had to be shut down last month from his Tommy John surgery rehab due to a nerve issue in his neck and it appears he's not over it. He'll undergo tests on Wednesday, but this looks to be another significant setback. Johnson appears at this point to be a long shot to ever throw a pitch for the Padres during his two years with the club.
Jun 16 - 7:45 PM

Josh Johnson (elbow) will throw a simulated game on Monday.

He threw a bullpen session without any issues on Saturday. It seems Johnson is finally on the right path after a number of setbacks in his recovery from Tommy John surgery. Assuming all goes well, the right-hander could begin a rehab assignment later this month.
Jun 13 - 11:44 PM

Josh Johnson (elbow) will be shut down from throwing due to a nerve issue in his neck.

Working his way back from Tommy John surgery, Johnson has now had setbacks with his triceps and now his neck. The good news is that the nerve issue doesn't appear to be a big deal and he hopes to resume playing catch later this week. However, obviously he can't be counted on anytime soon.
May 25 - 7:32 PM

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

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

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