(3/19/2009) From the The Sports Xchange: LHP Tyler J. Johnson, slowed by tightness in his left shoulder most of the spring, has started throwing batting practice and is about ready to face game situations for the first time this spring.
Mariners give Johnson minor deal
(2/5/2009) The Mariners signed pitcher Tyler Johnson to a minor league contract Thursday.
Cards allow Johnson to become FA
(12/15/2008) Left-handed reliever Tyler J. Johnson was not offered a contract by the Cardinals after missing last season following arthroscopic surgery.
(7/10/2008) MLB.com reports that St. Louis reliever Tyler J. Johnson, rehabbing from left shoulder surgery done earlier in the year, can begin a throwing program on Aug. 1.
Cards move Johnson to 60-day DL
(6/8/2008) The Cardinals moved pitcher Tyler Johnson to the 60-day DL and left rotator cuff surgery. He is out for the season.
Johnson done for the season
(5/14/2008) St. Louis Cardinals reliever Tyler Johnson will miss the rest of the season following arthroscopic surgery Wednesday to remove scar tissue in his left shoulder. "My impression is it's something that we can expect him back, 100 percent, ready to go," manager Tony La Russa said. The team estimated a six-month recovery time for the 26-year-old Johnson, who has been sidelined since spring training. The team originally diagnosed the injury as tendinitis, but La Russa said he wasn't surprised by the severity.
Cardinals RP Johnson needs surgery
(5/13/2008) Cardinals RP Tyler J. Johnson, out since spring training with capsulitis in his left shoulder, will have arthroscopic surgery to correct the problem, according to MLB.com. He tried to solve the problem through rehab and got as far as throwing off the mound before the Cardinals shut him down. "It's just not responding," GM John Mozeliak said on Tuesday afternoon.
Return of Cards' Johnson pushed back
(4/16/2008) The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Cardinals RP Tyler J. Johnson (rotator cuff strain) has started a long-toss program but won't throw off a mound until at least early May. "I feel strong. I feel really strong, actually," Johnson said. "When I'm playing catch, the ball is definitely coming out good. I don't feel like I'm trying to throw the ball as hard as I can to be able to throw decent."
T. Johnson might need surgery
(4/2/2008) LHP Tyler Johnson (left shoulder tendinitis) went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 21. He received a cortisone shot, but surgery is possible.
(3/22/2008) Cardinals RP Tyler J. Johnson, who hasn't pitched this spring because of inflammation in his left shoulder, received a cortisone shot Saturday and won't throw the ball until at least Monday. "It wasn't going as planned, so the next step was to do this," Johnson said. "Hopefully this will knock out the inflammation and whatever is in there and I'll be throwing soon. I'm getting antsy."
Johnson won't throw until next week
(3/14/2008)The Sports Xchange reports LHP Tyler Johnson (sore left shoulder) won't start throwing before late next week, according to trainer Barry Weinberg.
RP Johnson not ready to throw
(3/13/2008) MLB.com reports Cardinals RP Tyler J. Johnson will remain out of commission for at least another week and a re-evaluation of his injured pitching shoulder has been delayed. Johnson has been sidelined with tendinitis and a rotator cuff strain in his left shoulder. He has yet to make his spring debut. "He is not ready to start a throwing program yet," head athletic trainer Barry Weinberg said Thursday. "We're going to give him one more week of treatment. At that point, Dr. (George) Paletta will examine him. We want to get him completely asymptomatic before he starts any throwing."
Tyler Johnson likely to miss opening day
(3/6/2008) Cardinals RP Tyler Johnson is expected start the season on the DL, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, after a second opinion on his ailing shoulder confirmed he has a strained rotator cuff. He will not throw for at least a week, and Dr. George Paletta said he isn't likely to be ready for opening day.
Cards' Johnson out at least week
(3/4/2008) Tyler Johnson will be held out of pitching for at least a week. "Great news," Johnson told MLB.com. "I don't have to have surgery. Any time you don't have to have surgery, it's great news. I wasn't sure if it was that bad, anyway. I was just feeling tired and a little weak. But I know now that there's nothing wrong, and I can go out there and do what I have to do."
T. Johnson's shoulder feeling weak
(3/1/2008) Cardinals left-handed reliever Tyler Johnson was scratched Saturday against the Marlins when he experienced tightness and weakness in his throwing shoulder. Johnson will have an MRI on Monday.
Cardinals empty out bullpen Tuesday
(9/19/2007) Mike Maroth (0-5) was the 11th pitcher used by the sagging but stubborn Cardinals, an NL record. St. Louis lost for the 12th time in 13 games. The Cardinals also tied an NL record with 28 players used in an extra-inning game. The combined 53 players used by both teams tied the NL mark for an extra-inning game. Tyler Johnson, Kip Wells, Russ Springer, Randy Flores, Ryan Franklin, Jason Isringhausen, Troy Percival, Brian Falkenborg and finally Kelvin Jimenez were all used in relief.
Cards bring LH RP Johnson off DL
(8/6/2007) Lefty reliever Tyler Johnson was activated from the DL. He had been out since June 19 because of an injured left shoulder. Johnson was 1-1 with a 4.32 ERA in 37 games. He made four rehab appearances last week for Triple-A Memphis and Double-A Springfield. Johnson had been somewhat opposed to a rehab assignment. "Me going down there, whether I liked it or not, was necessary," Johnson said. "I feel amazing and I'm ready to pitch. It's about time." Johnson was the Cardinals' primary left-handed specialist before being injured.
Cards' Johnson returning soon
(8/6/2007) LHP Tyler Johnson, who has been on the 15-day DL with a sore left biceps since June 19, should be reactivated from the DL sometime early this week. Reports say he will be activated Monday.
Tyler Johnson pitches Monday
(7/31/2007) MLB.com reports that Tyler Johnson (biceps tendinitis) pitched a scoreless inning in a rehab assignment for Triple-A Memphis Monday. "I feel great. I haven't thrown off a mound in so long, I was real anxious out there," Johnson said. "I probably threw a little too quick."
Tyler Johnson hopes to return soon
(7/4/2007)The Sports XChange notes: CF Jim Edmonds, who has a pinched nerve in his back, said he expected to be ready to return July 13, as did LHP Tyler Johnson (biceps tendinitis).
Cards put RP Johnson on DL
(6/22/2007) St. Louis placed RP Tyler Johnson on the 15-day disabled list Friday because of left biceps tendinitis, a move retroactive to Tuesday.
(6/21/2007) The Cardinals used eight pitchers against Kansas City Wednesday and left-hander Tyler Johnson was the only reliever not used because of a slightly injured right knee.
RP Johnson wins for the Cards
(6/6/2007) Tyler Johnson (1-0) worked a scoreless seventh inning in Wednesday's game against the Reds and Jason Isringhausen got the last three outs for his 14th save in 15 chances.
Tyler Johnson throws again
(6/4/2007) LHP Tyler Johnson appeared in his 30th game against Houston Saturday, putting him on pace for 90. That would break LHP Steve Kline's club record set in 2001 by one appearance.
Hawpe takes LH Johnson deep
(5/30/2007) LHP Tyler Johnson, almost impenetrable by left-handed batters this season, gave up a two-run homer to RF Brad Hawpe in the seventh inning Tuesday. Johnson was allowing left-handed batters to hit only .161 against him.
T. Johnson ditches two-seam fastball
(3/23/2007) The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Cardinals reliever Tyler Johnson has scrapped plans to add a two-seam fastball to his pitching repetoire. "I was trying to add something to my weaponry," said Johnson. "I'm not going to can all the stuff I was working on all spring, but I'm going to put it in my back pocket."
Johnson has control issues
(3/15/2007) MLB.com reports RP Tyler Johnson thre two wild pitches and walked two Tuesday. He felt good about the improvement he was able to make with his pitches. "My breaking ball felt really good," he said. "I felt like today was the best I've had with it all spring. So that was good. I was throwing it the way I wanted to. But I just need to work on my fastball a little bit. My mechanics are a little out of whack right now, but it's easily fixed."
Cards' bullpen taking shape
(10/7/2006) The Cardinals' bullpen entered the final month in shambles after closer Jason Isringhausen underwent season-ending hip surgery. A group that features three rookies, including replacement closer Adam Wainwright, suddenly looks airtight. St. Louis relievers haven't allowed a run in 6 2-3 innings the first two games against San Diego, holding leads for Chris Carpenter and Jeff Weaver.
Someone finally hits Tyler Johnson
(6/12/2006) LHP Tyler Johnson finally lost his no-hitter Sunday. After the rookie reliever had retired the first 18 left-handed hitters to face him in official at-bats this season, he allowed a bloop single in the fifth inning to Milwaukee 3B Corey Koskie.
Tyler Johnson pitches Sunday
(6/5/2006) LHP Tyler Johnson fanned both hitters he faced against the Cubs Sunday, making left-handed batsmen 0-for-13 with six strikeouts against him this season.
Ty Johnson finally allows runs
(5/23/2006) Cardinals LHP Tyler Johnson had retired eight of the first nine hitters to face him since he was recalled from Triple-A Memphis before he walked LF Barry Bonds to start the eighth inning Monday at San Francisco. The bad part about it was that 2B Ray Durham, the next hitter, singled to help set up a six-run inning. Three of the runs were charged to Johnson -- they were the first runs permitted by the rookie this year.
Tyler Johnson to pitch more?
(5/11/2006) LHP Tyler Johnson's first appearance for the Cardinals this year consisted of six pitches Wednesday and a groundball to second base in the sixth inning. But with a left-handed-dominant Arizona team coming to St. Louis for the weekend, Johnson figures to get more time. "I'm excited about it," said Johnson.
Tyler recalled by Cardinals
(5/9/2006) St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Sidney Ponson was put on the disabled list Tuesday with a strained muscle in his right elbow. They recalled left-hander Tyler Johnson from Triple-A Memphis to take Ponson's spot.
Cards option Tyler Johnson
(3/22/2006) The Cardinals optioned left-handers Tyler Johnson and Carmen Cali and catcher Michael Hernandez to their minor league camp Wednesday. La Russa said righty Adam Wainwright, who had also been in contention for the fifth spot, is now trying out for a bullpen job.
Tyler Johnson slows down
(3/2/2006) MLB.com reports Cardinals RP Tyler Johnson is slowing down his delivery this spring in hopes of an improved windup and pitch control. "For the first time, my focus is on just slowing the bottom half of my body down," Johnson said. "I'm trying to make that a little slower so my arm can catch up and release the ball out front."
Cards give LHP Johnson year deal
(2/17/2006) The Cardinals agreed to terms with LHP Carmen Cali, LHP Randy Flores, LHP Tyler Johnson, RHP Juan Mateo, LHP Chris Narveson, RHP Adam Wainwright, 1B-OF Chris Duncan, OF John Gall, OF Reid Gorecki, 3B Travis Hanson, INF Brendon Ryan and OF Skip Schumaker on one-year contracts.
Tyler Johnson joins Cardinals
(9/3/2005) The St. Louis Cardinals purchased the contract of left-hander Tyler Johnson from Triple-A Memphis on Friday. Johnson was drafted by the Cardinals in 2000, but was a Rule 5 draft selection by Oakland last December. The Athletics returned Johnson to St. Louis at the end of spring training after he had a 10.80 ERA in 3 1-3 innings over four games. "Since we've gotten him back, he's really been impressive," manager Tony La Russa said. "Every time we get a report, how far he's come ... the stuff's always been there, his command, the way he's competing. There will be chances this month. We'll give him a shot."
A's send Johnson back to Cards
(3/23/2005) The A's returned Rule 5 draft selection Tyler Johnson to the Cardinals. The LHP appeared in four games this spring, posting a 10.80 ERA in 3 1/3 innings. Oakland has 37 players in camp.