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Erik Johnson | Starting Pitcher | #50

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (28) / 12/30/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: California
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 2 (0) / CWS
Contract: view contract details

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Erik Johnson threw a scoreless inning of relief Monday with Double-A San Antonio in his first appearance since undergoing Tommy John surgery.
Johnson is on the comeback trail after missing the entire 2017 season following Tommy John surgery in October of 2016. Acquired as part of the James Shields deal with the White Sox -- some guy named Fernando Tatis, Jr. also came over in that trade -- Johnson owns a 5.28 over 22 starts in the majors. He could eventually become an option for the major league roster depending on how he progresses. Apr 17 - 11:46 AM

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Padres re-signed RHP Erik Johnson to a minor league contract.

Johnson was non-tendered in early December to open up a spot on the club's 40-man roster, but the two sides were able to come to an agreement on a minor league pact that will keep Johnson in San Diego. He's expected to miss the entirety of the 2017 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery.
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 08:02:00 PM

Padres non-tendered RHP Erik Johnson.

The 26-year-old is expected to miss the entirety of the 2017 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery in October. He could make for an interesting option on the free agent market on an incentive-laden minor league deal.
Fri, Dec 2, 2016 08:59:00 PM

Padres activated RHP Erik Johnson from the 60-day disabled list.

Johnson, who was acquired from the White Sox in the James Shields deal, underwent Tommy John surgery last month. As a result, he'll miss the entire 2017 season.
Tue, Nov 8, 2016 10:23:00 AM

Erik Johnson underwent Tommy John surgery on Thursday.

The surgery was performed by Dr. James Andrews. Johnson, who was acquired from the White Sox in the James Shields deal, posted a 9.15 ERA over four starts with San Diego before landing on the DL. He's slated to miss the entire 2017 season.
Thu, Oct 6, 2016 05:22:00 PM

Erik Johnson's MRI revealed a strained flexor tendon.

That can sometimes be a precursor for Tommy John surgery but for now the Padres remain optimistic that Johnson will be back in 3-6 weeks. He's lost all six of his starts this year while contributing a disappointing 8.33 ERA. With the Padres headed nowhere this year, there's no need for Johnson to rush back.
Sat, Jul 2, 2016 09:02:00 PM

Padres placed RHP Erik Johnson on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 29, with a right elbow sprain.

Johnson's Padres career has gotten off to an inauspicious start, as he's posted a 9.15 ERA over four starts and is now down with an elbow injury. It's unclear how long he'll be sidelined. Andrew Cashner (neck) is set to return Sunday and will take Johnson's spot in the rotation.
Fri, Jul 1, 2016 05:36:00 PM

Erik Johnson wasn't particularly impressive in Tuesday's loss to the Orioles, surrendering four runs on seven hits over five innings.

Johnson struck out just two on the evening. Three of the four runs on his line came home via a pair of home runs, with Adam Jones jacking a solo shot in the first inning and Hyun-soo Kim cracking a two-run shot in the fifth. Through six starts, the 26-year-old right-hander holds a tough 9.15 ERA and 1.88 WHIP. A road date with the Diamondbacks shows next on his schedule, but there is no fantasy intrigue here.
Wed, Jun 29, 2016 02:01:00 AM

Erik Johnson surrendered six earned runs in four innings while giving up nine hits, including two home runs, as his record fell to 0-3 in an inter-league loss to the Orioles on Wednesday.

When you come into a game with a 7.66 ERA it is hard to make it even worse, but Johnson did exactly that. He now has a terrible 8.54 ERA and 1.90 WHIP after five starts. He has given up an unbelievable 12 home runs in only 26 1/3 innings. Johnson recently came to the Padres in the James Shields deal. Both Johnson and Shields have been shelled mercilessly since the trade.
Wed, Jun 22, 2016 11:08:00 PM

Erik Johnson did not impress in Thursday's loss to the Nationals, surrendering five runs on seven hits over six innings.

Johnson allowed three home runs on the evening, with Bryce Harper, Wilson Ramos and Anthony Rendon all taking him deep. In his first two starts with the Padres since coming over in the James Shields trade, the 26-year-old right-hander has surrendered 10 runs on 16 hits across 10 2/3 innings. He will try for a better result in a road start against the Orioles next time he takes the mound.
Fri, Jun 17, 2016 01:30:00 AM

Erik Johnson struggled in his Padres debut, allowing nine hits and five runs over 4 2/3 innings Saturday in a loss to the Rockies.

He finished with two walks and three strikeouts. Johnson was done in by a three-run blast from Carlos Gonzalez in the first inning. Charlie Blackmon also beat him for a solo shot in the fifth. Thankfully Johnson, who is winless in three starts this year, won't have to pitch at Coors Field in his next outing Thursday against Washington.
Sat, Jun 11, 2016 07:20:00 PM

Padres recalled RHP Erik Johnson from Triple-A El Paso.

Johnson will make his Padres debut on Saturday against the Rockies in Colorado. The 26-year-old owns a career 4.50 ERA and 1.57 WHIP across 98 innings at the major league level. He's talented, and can be used as a streaming option while at home. There's no use going down that road in Coors Field on Saturday.
Sat, Jun 11, 2016 01:43:00 PM

Padres optioned RHP Erik Johnson to Triple-A El Paso.

There have been reports that Johnson will slide right into Shields' spot in the Padres rotation, which still may be true, but he'll at least spend a few days at Triple-A first. Kevin Quackenbush was recalled from Triple-A on Saturday to take Shields' spot on the active roster.
Sat, Jun 4, 2016 10:13:00 PM

Scott Miller of CBS Sports reports that Erik Johnson is expected to immediately slot into the Padres starting rotation.

Johnson was acquired on Saturday in the deal that sent James Shields to the White Sox. He immediately makes for an interesting addition in NL-only formats and is in play in deeper mixed leagues as well for his upside potential and pitcher-friendly home ballpark.
Sat, Jun 4, 2016 07:06:00 PM

Padres acquired RHP Erik Johnson and INF Fernando Tatis Jr. from the White Sox for RHP James Shields.

Johnson, a second round pick from the 2011 draft, is under team control through the 2021 season and won't be eligible for arbitration until 2019. It'll be interesting to see if the Padres bring him right up to the big leagues to fill the hole in the rotation left by Shields, or if he'll continue to operate at Triple-A. He'll possess fantasy value in NL-only leagues immediately if he's thrown into the rotation, and could be worth a look as a mixed league streaming option for his starts in San Diego.
Sat, Jun 4, 2016 04:55:00 PM

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