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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: 9999
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Padres' Josh Johnson slowed by triceps tightness


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(9:38 pm ET) Padres pitcher Josh Johnson had a setback in his injury rehab.

Johnson has been on the disabled list with an elbow injury. He pitched in a simulated game last week, but he's been shut down since then. 

Johnson told the U-T San Diego on Tuesday that he felt tightness in his triceps after the simulated game. The tightness is gone, and he'll try playing catch later this week.


Padres pitcher Josh Johnson throws to live hitters Tuesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/28/2015) Padres pitcher Josh Johnson was able to throw off the mound to live hitters Tuesday with the front office looking on, according to reporter Marty Caswell.

"This shows that I'm getting pretty close," Johnson said, per MLB.com.

Johnson, who is working his way back from an elbow injury that landed him on the 15-day DL to start the season, was able to throw a 40-pitch bullpen last week. Johnson underwent Tommy John surgery last year and has not appeared in a game since August 2013. Johnson posted a 2-8 record with a 6.20 ERA in 2013.


Padres' Josh Johnson throws 40 pitches in bullpen session on Friday


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/24/2015) Padres pitcher Josh Johnson (Tommy John surgery) threw 40 pitches during a bullpen session on Friday and expects to throw his next one on Monday or Tuesday, according to U-T San Diego.

Johnson has been recovering from Tommy John surgery and hasn't pitched in a game since August 2013.

The right hander signed as a free agent with the Padres in January 2015.


Padres pitcher Josh Johnson to throw bullpen Monday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2015) Padres pitcher Josh Johnson is set to throw another bullpen session Monday, according to FOXSports.com.

Johnson, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery, said his delivery feels better than it has since 2011, according to the report. Johnson was scheduled to throw 45 pitches in his last bullpen session and is getting closer to his return.

Johnson went 2-8 with a 6.20 ERA in 81 1/3 innings in 2014.


Padres pitcher Josh Johnson traveling with team, nearing return


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/8/2015) Padres pitcher Josh Johnson will travel with the team during its road trip to start the year and is getting closer to returning to the mound with San Diego, reports U-T San Diego.

Johnson is scheduled to throw another bullpen session Thursday, hoping to reach 45 pitches. He is scheduled for a rehab assignment at the beginning of May. 


Padres place Cory Luebke, Josh Johnson on 15-day DL


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2015) The Padres have placed pitchers Cory Luebke (elbow) and Josh Johnson (elbow) on the 15-day DL, the team announced Sunday.

Both are recovering from Tommy John surgeries and are on track to be back on the mound soon. Luebke threw 30 pitches in a bullpen session last week.


Padres' Josh Johnson throws 20 fastballs in first bullpen


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2015) Padres pticher Josh Johnson threw his first bullpen session Monday since undergoing Tommy John surgery 11 months ago, throwing 20 fastballs at 50 percent strength, U-T San Diego reports.

Johnson missed all of last season while recovering from the elbow surgery. He's managed to make more than 16 starts in a season just once since 2011.


Padres SP Josh Johnson set for first bullpen session Monday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/21/2015) Padres starting pitcher Josh Johnson is scheduled to throw his first bullpen session Monday since undergoing Tommy John surgery 11 months ago, per MLB.com. Johnson, who threw on flat ground Friday, expects to throw 20-25 fastballs at 50 percent intensity Monday.

"It will be fun," Johnson said Friday. "This is one of the ones you look forward to, one you circle on the calendar, even though I didn't know the date until about two weeks ago. It's a big mark you can't wait to get to and check off."


Padres' Josh Johnson, Cory Luebke progressing well in rehab


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/15/2015) Padres pitchers Josh Johnson and Cory Luebke are still on their way back from Tommy John surgery, but manager Bud Black has been encouraged by their progress, reports MLB.com.

"They're on their way back. They're on a throwing protocol. J.J. is a little bit ahead of Corey in that regard. He's going to get to the mound later this month. I don't know the exact date. Corey is a little bit behind. But he's fine. His elbow feels good."

Lubke is hoping to be throwing off a flat surface in a week, but the team will be cautious with his recovery.

"And he's had a little bit of soreness through December and January where Josh hasn't," Black added.


Padres' Josh Johnson to throw bullpen session March 23


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/12/2015) Padres pitcher Josh Johnson is scheduled to throw his first bullpen session since undergoing Tommy John surgery March 23, U-T San Diego reports.

Johnson missed all of last season while recovering from the surgery. He's scheduled to throw off flat ground Friday as he continues his rehab. The pitcher has made more than 16 starts just once since 2011.


Padres SP Josh Johnson to throw on flat ground Friday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/11/2015) Padres starting pitcher Josh Johnson (elbow) is scheduled to throw to a catcher on flat ground Friday, which would put him one step closer to throwing in the bullpen, per U-T San Diego.

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.