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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
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Josh Johnson (elbow) played catch last week for the first time since Tommy John surgery in April.
"I'm very excited. … It's been a long time," said Johnson, who signed a one-year, $8 million deal with the Padres last winter, but never threw a pitch for the club during the regular season. The team has until three days after the conclusion of the World Series to decide whether to pick up his $4 million club option for 2015. It's possible that they could try to work out a new deal even if they decline it. Oct 15 - 1:07 PM

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Padres transferred RHP Josh Johnson from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move was made in order to clear room on the 40-man roster. Johnson had successful Tommy John surgery on Thursday.
Apr 25 - 4:16 PM

Josh Johnson is scheduled to undergo Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery on Thursday.

It's the second Tommy John surgery of Johnson's career, and he can now be ruled out through at least the first month of the 2015 season. He earned National League Cy Young Award votes in 2010 after posting a 2.30 ERA and 186 strikeouts in 183 2/3 innings for the Marlins, but chronic arm injuries have since derailed the talented right-hander. The Padres have a $4 million option on him for next year.
Apr 23 - 4:50 PM

Josh Johnson (elbow) will visit Dr. James Andrews on Tuesday.

A decision will be made on Wednesday or Thursday regarding Johnson's future status. Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan reported last week that the right-hander could need Tommy John surgery. If that's the route he winds up taking, Johnson likely will never throw a pitch for the Padres. The club has a $4 million option on Johnson for 2015 if he starts fewer than seven games this season.
Apr 21 - 11:29 PM

Josh Johnson (forearm) will see Dr. James Andrews next week.

This confirms a report from Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, who also added that the Padres are worried that Johnson might require season-ending Tommy John surgery. Padres manager Bud Black said that Andrews "will look at everything," so he didn't exactly rule out the possibility.
Apr 17 - 5:53 PM

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

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

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