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55 Josh Johnson SP
Height/Weight: 6-7/245 | Birthdate: 1/31/1984 | Birthplace: Minneapolis, MN | Bats/Throws: L/R | Team: San Diego | College: No College | MLB Experience: 9 | Salary: $13,750,000 | Owned/Started%: 5/0 | Average Draft Position: 408.80
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Josh Johnson scheduled to throw to catcher on flat ground next week


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/3/2015) Padres starting pitcher Josh Johnson (elbow) said he is scheduled to throw to a catcher on flat ground next week, per U-T San Diego. He will long toss from 240 feet this week.

Padres' Josh Johnson getting closer to throwing in bullpen


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/26/2015) Padres starting pitcher Josh Johnson (elbow) said Thursday he could throw a bullpen session as early as next week, but he added the following week is more likely, per U-T San Diego.

"I pushed my bullpen back a week last time, and that helped," Johnson said.

Johnson, who underwent Tommy John surgery last April, is currently long-tossing at 180 feet three times a week. He plans to stretch out to more than 200 feet next week before throwing to a catcher on flat ground.

Manager Bud Black said the team has been targeting the first couple weeks of March for the veteran right-hander to begin throwing off a mound. Johnson is still not expected to start throwing in games until late May or June.


Padres' Black: Josh Johnson likely won't be back until June


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/12/2015) Padres manager Bud Black gave a conservative estimate Thursday on the expected return of starting pitcher Josh Johnson, who missed the 2014 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery in April.

"With [Josh Johnson], he's probably not due back until mid-to-late May, early June... let's say June 1," Black said, per MLB.com.

The 31-year-old Johnson has made at least 30 starts just twice in his career. He is 58-45 with a 3.40 ERA over nine MLB seasons.


Padres announce one-year deal for Josh Johnson


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/7/2015) The Padres officially announced Wednesday they signed veteran starting pitcher Josh Johnson to a one-year deal. Johnson will make $1 million guaranteed and $6-7 million in incentives, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

Johnson missed the 2014 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery in April. The two-time All-Star is 0-1 with a 7.43 ERA in three career starts at PETCO Park.


Padres finalizing one-year deal for Josh Johnson


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/30/2014) The Padres are working on finalizing a one-year deal with pitcher Josh Johnson and both sides anticipate a deal will get done, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

Johnson missed the 2014 season due to Tommy John surgery. The two-time All-Star is 0-1 with a 7.43 ERA in three career starts at PETCO Park.


Report: Padres sign Josh Johnson to incentive-laden deal


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/22/2014) The contract signed by pitcher Josh Johnson with the Padres is for one year and $1 million with incentives that could raise it to $6.25 million, per Yahoo Sports.

Johnson must prove himself healthy first. He has not pitched a full season since 2012 and has been plagued by injuries for the last five years.

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Padres to sign Josh Johnson


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/18/2014) The Padres are set to sign pitcher Josh Johnson to a one-year deal, confirms CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. Yahoo initially reported the two sides were on the verge of a deal.

Johnson will make a base salary under $2 million, but can earn as much as $8 million due to incentives. Given his recent injury issues, it's assumed those incentives will revolve around both his numbers and his ability to remain healthy. Johnson signed with San Diego last season, but was unable to pitch after undergoing Tommy John surgery. The team declined his option during the offseason, but showed interest in re-signing Johnson to a lesser deal.

Johnson posted a 6.20 ERA in 81 1/3 innings with Toronto in 2013. 


Josh Johnson on the verge of signing with Padres


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/18/2014) The Padres are on the verge of a one-year deal with pitcher Josh Johnson, confirms CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. The deal was first reported by Yahoo!

The two sides are still figuring out the details of the contract, but it's assumed it will include incentives based on games started. Johnson signed with the club last offseason, but did not pitch after undergoing Tommy John surgery in April. The Padres declined an option on Johnson following the season, but expressed a desire to bring him back at a cheaper price. 


Agent: Josh Johnson likely to end up in San Diego


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12/16/2014) Free agent pitcher Josh Johnson is expecting to be back with the Padres this coming season, according to his agent Matt Sosnick.

"I'd be surprised if Josh doesn't end up with San Diego," Sosnick said Tuesday to the U-T San Diego

Concerns were raised after San Diego signed pitcher Brandon Morrow to a one-year, $2.5 million deal.

Johnson underwent Tommy John surgery in April, but the team declined his $4 million option at the beginning of the offseason.


Report: Josh Johnson leaning toward re-signing with Padres


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/1/2014) Free-agent pitcher Josh Johnson is leaning toward re-signing with the Padres, according to SB Nation.

Johnson signed with the club last season, but underwent Tommy John surgery in April. The team declined a $4 million option on Johnson at the beginning of the offseason, but still had interest in bringing him back on a lesser deal. The 30-year-old Johnson has a career 3.40 ERA over 998 innings. 


Report: Josh Johnson in discussions with 5-6 teams


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/15/2014) Free agent pitcher Josh Johnson is in discussions with five or six teams, U-T San Diego reports.

The Padres remain Johnson's first choice in free agency, but he's testing the waters before coming to a decision. The pitcher is coming back from his second Tommy John surgery, which sidelined him for the entire 2014 season.


Report: Padres trying to re-sign oft-injured Josh Johnson


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/11/2014) The Padres are working to re-sign starting pitcher Josh Johnson, who missed the 2014 season due to Tommy John surgery, according to the New York Post. It was the second Tommy John surgery of his career.

Johnson, who turns 31 in late January, has not pitched a full season since 2012. In fact, he has made less than 30 starts in three of the last four seasons he has pitched and has made more than 30 starts just twice in his career.


Report: Josh Johnson to test free agent market


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/31/2014) Injury-plagued right-hander Josh Johnson will test out free agency rather than attempt to secure a contract with the Padres, according to MLBDailyDish.com.

The two sides, however, do have a mutual interest in bringing him back.

Johnson underwent Tommy John surgery in April and has not pitched a full season since 2012.


Padres decline option, but Josh Johnson could return


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/30/2014) The Padres have declined an option on pitcher Josh Johnson, according to MLB.com.

Johnson missed most of the season after undergoing Tommy John surgery. He was owed $4 million next season, but the Padres opted to buy out the final year on his contract. Despite the move, Johnson could return to San Diego at a lesser price. The 30-year-old pitcher reportedly has interest in staying with the club. 


Padres P Josh Johnson finally back to throwing


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/15/2014) Padres right-hander Josh Johnson, whose career has been curtailed by two Tommy John surgeries, played catch last week for the first time since going under the knife in early April.

Johnson, who was sidelined after throwing just 13 innings in spring training, expressed joy over the rather modest accomplishment.

"I'm very excited ... it's been a long time," he told MLB.com.

The Padres hold a $4 million option next year on Johnson, who has not pitched effectively since winning three of four decision for the Marlins in 2011 and compiling a 1.64 ERA.


Josh Johnson moved to 60-day disabled list


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4/25/2014) Padres pitcher Josh Johnson has been moved to the 60-day disabled list Friday.

Johnson had his second Tommy John surgery Thursday, and is facing a long road back. He won't appear in the majors this year, and will work on getting back for the start of next season. 


Josh Johnson goes under the knife


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2014) Padres starting pitcher Josh Johnson underwent successful season-ending elbow surgery on Thursday, MLB.com reports. It's Johnson's second Tommy John surgery, and his first since 2007.

Johnson signed a one-year deal worth $8 million with the Padres after posting a 2-8 record with a 6.20 ERA in 16 starts in 2013.

Josh Johnson to miss rest of season due to elbow surgery


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/23/2014) Padres assistant general manager A.J. Hinch told reporters starting pitcher Josh Johnson will undergo Tommy John surgery Thursday. Dr. James Andrews will perform the surgery.

It will be the second time Johnson undergoes the operation. He also had Tommy John surgery in 2007.


Josh Johnson set for examination of 'everything' in arm


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2014) The first season with San Diego for right-hander Josh Johnson could be over before it even began. He will pay a visit to noted surgeon Dr. James Andrews next Tuesday for a "look at everything," Bud Black told the San Diego Union-Tribune. That includes his ligaments, forearm flexor and back of elbow.

The oft-injured Johnson lost half of the 2013 season to injury and has yet to throw a pitch for the Padres.


Report: Padres worried Josh Johnson needs Tommy John surgery


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/15/2014) The Padres have grown increasingly worried that pitcher Josh Johnson will need to undergo Tommy John surgery, Yahoo! Sports reports.

Johnson is going to see Dr. James Andrews within the next seven days. He had surgery to remove bone spurs in his elbow this past offseason, and he has also had Tommy John surgery one other time in his career. Twenty-one other players have had the UCL reconstruction surgery already this season.


Josh Johnson to visit Dr. James Andrews


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/15/2014) Padres starting pitcher Josh Johnson's recover from offseason surgery continues to move slowly, and there is no indication he is going to be able to return soon. The team announced Tuesday he will visit with Dr. James Andrews to have his right elbow examined in the next week.

"I don't know if I would say he's had a setback," manager Bud Black told UT-San Diego. "He just hasn't gotten better."

Johnson had surgery to remove bone spurs in his elbow in the offseason, and it is not known whether his current issue is related. 


Josh Johnson will be re-evaluated this week


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/13/2014) Padres pitcher Josh Johnson is expected to be re-evaluated at some point this week, baseball analyst Scott Miller reports Sunday. The Padres are concerned that his right forearm strain is not healing according to plan, according to the report.

Johnson, on the 15-day disabled list, signed a one-year deal with the Padres after posting a 2-8 record with a 6.20 ERA in 16 starts last season. He posted a 3.38 ERA and 13:4 K:B ratio in 13 1/3 innings (four starts) before getting hurt in spring training.

Padres add four more to 15-day DL


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/29/2014) As expected, the Padres have placed outfielder Cameron Maybin (shoulder) and pitchers Josh Johnson (forearm), Casey Kelly (elbow) and Joe Wieland (elbow) all on 15-day disabled list, MLB.com reports. 

Josh Johnson says injury 'similar, but not as bad' as last year


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2014) Padres starting pitcher Josh Johnson, who will miss the first month of the season due to a flexor strain in right forearm, said his injury "feels sort of similar" to what he had last season with the Blue Jays, "but not as bad," reports MLB.com.

Josh Johnson out for at least a month with flexor strain in forearm


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/22/2014) Padres pitcher Josh Johnson will miss at least the first month of the season because of a flexor strain in right forearm, MLB.com reports Saturday.

Johnson signed a one-year deal with the Padres after posting a 2-8 record with a 6.20 ERA in 16 starts last season. He posted a 3.38 ERA and 13:4 K:B ratio in 13 1/3 innings (four starts) this spring.