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Josh Johnson | Starting Pitcher

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (30) / 1/31/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 249
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan reports that the Padres are worried that Josh Johnson might need Tommy John surgery.
Johnson's elbow hasn't been getting any better and will be sent to the infamous Dr. James Andrews next week for a second opinion. It would be Johnson's second Tommy John surgery and the second operation on his elbow in the last six months, as he had bone spurs removed over the offseason. The Padres have a $4 million option on Johnson for 2015 if he starts fewer than seven games. Apr 15 - 11:32 PM

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Josh Johnson will have his right forearm examined by Dr. James Andrews next week.

Well, that's never a good sign. Johnson began the season on the DL with a strained flexor muscle, and he's yet to show any notable improvement. Padres general manager Josh Byrnes admitted Tuesday that he's "not sure" whether the right-hander will pitch this season. More will obviously be known after his exam next week.
Apr 15 - 8:04 PM

Josh Johnson (forearm) will be re-evaluated this week.

The Padres are growing concerned that the oft-injured hurler isn't improving quickly enough. He was given an initial timeframe of five weeks, but it's beginning to look like it could extend beyond that mark.
Apr 13 - 8:44 PM

Padres placed RHP Josh Johnson on the 15-day disabled list with a strained flexor muscle in his right forearm.

Johnson will miss up to five weeks with the injury. Robbie Erlin will take Johnson's rotation spot to start the season. Johnson signed a one-year, $8 million deal with the Padres in November.
Mar 29 - 9:14 PM

Josh Johnson will miss a month to five weeks with a strained flexor muscle in his right forearm.

It's a huge blow to the Padres, who were counting on Johnson as a productive member of the starting rotation. Johnson had surgery in October to remove bone spurs from his right elbow, so it's unclear if this injury is related to his previous issues. Robbie Erlin may step into Johnson's rotation spot to start the year.
Mar 22 - 7:05 PM

Josh Johnson will begin the season on the disabled list due to a strained flexor muscle, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.

The caveat with Johnson is always "if healthy," and it looks as though the injury bug has bitten him again. No further indication of the extent of the injury was given, only that the strain will sideline him for at least the start of the season. The Padres should be able to shed some more light on the situation in the near future.
Mar 22 - 7:02 PM

Josh Johnson held the Mariners to one run on three hits and two walks over 4 1/3 frames Tuesday.

He also recorded five strikeouts, pushing his K/BB ratio this spring to 13/4 over 13 1/3 innings to go along with a 3.38 ERA. Johnson has nice bounce-back potential this year in San Diego if he can stay healthy.
Mar 18 - 11:50 PM

Josh Johnson tossed four strong innings in his start against the Brewers on Thursday, allowing only one run.

Johnson was on point, giving up just two hits and a walk while striking out three in the effort. The right-hander is coming off of off-season elbow surgery. If he can stay healthy, he is a good bounce-back candidate especially when his new home ballpark is factored in.
Mar 13 - 5:11 PM

Josh Johnson allowed three earned runs on five hits and a walk over three innings in Saturday's 10-inning 4-4 tie against the Indians.

He struck out three and walked one in the Cactus League action. The right-hander tossed two perfect innings in his Padres' debut on Monday. Add it all up and he's at a 5.40 ERA through two spring appearances. Johnson had surgery to remove bone spurs in his right elbow in October. Fantasy owners should be monitoring his Cactus League outings as close as anyone this month.
Mar 8 - 6:21 PM

Josh Johnson blanked the Giants over two perfect innings of work in Monday's start.

Johnson, making his Cactus League debut, struck out Hunter Pence and Michael Morse in the second inning before departing. The right-hander had surgery to remove bone spurs in his right elbow in October, so this is as good a start as the Padres could have hoped for.
Mar 3 - 6:05 PM

Josh Johnson (elbow) will make his Cactus League debut on Monday.

He'll then pitch again on Saturday. Johnson has been brought along slowly after surgery in October to remove bone spurs from his pitching elbow, but he's now on a normal throwing schedule. The big right-hander has bounce-back potential in 2014 while pitching half his games at Petco Park.
Mar 2 - 1:02 PM

Josh Johnson (elbow) will be brought along slowly this spring to keep him healthy, Corey Brock of reports.

Johnson had surgery in October to remove bone spurs from his pitching elbow, but he's already thrown three bullpen sessions this spring and he hopes to throw two more before pitchers and catchers report on February 13. Johnson signed with the Padres in November, and the team is counting on him to be a valuable member of the rotation this season. Assuming health and with his horrendous 2013 behind him, Johnson is a nice bounce-back candidate this year.
Feb 8 - 8:55 PM

Padres signed RHP Josh Johnson to a one-year, $8 million contract.

Johnson can earn an additional $1.25 million if he makes more than 26 starts. If he makes fewer than seven starts, the Padres will have the option of bringing him back for $4 million in 2015. The 29-year-old had an awful 6.20 ERA in 16 starts with the Blue Jays this past season and is coming off surgery to remove bone spurs from his pitching elbow, but he'll be in a great environment for a rebound. Look for him to be a very trendy sleeper pick in fantasy leagues next spring.
Wed, Nov 20, 2013 01:14:00 PM

EPSN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Padres have signed Josh Johnson to a one-year, $8 million contract.

Tim Dierkes of says Johnson can earn an additional $1.25 million if he makes 26 starts. If he makes fewer than seven starts, the Padres would get a $4 million option for 2015. Following a disappointing 2013 campaign, Johnson was looking for a one-year deal as a means to rebuild his value, and he certainly found a cushy landing spot. If he can manage to stay healthy, the big right-hander makes for a nice fantasy sleeper while pitching his home games at spacious Petco Park.
Tue, Nov 19, 2013 11:28:00 PM

Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review was told by Josh Johnson's agent that the Pirates are one of the finalists to sign his client.

Johnson's agent said he's considering three or four teams. On a related note, we heard Monday that he would prefer to sign with the Giants and Padres. All of them would offer promising environments for a rebound. Coming off an injury-plagued season, Johnson is looking for a one-year deal to reestablish his value and test the market again next winter.
Tue, Nov 19, 2013 02:34:00 PM

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