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JOSH JOHNSON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Josh Johnson plans to make return to mound as a reliever

The next time Josh Johnson takes the mound in a major-league game will be a surreal experience for him – and not just because he hasn't taken the hill since 2013. Johnson, who has been sidelined since 2013 with a pair of injuries that required surgery, the most recent of which was his second career Tommy John surgery, is planning to convert himself into a reliever as he tries to...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Analyzing the Josh Johnson Gamble

Just because the Josh Johnson experiment failed doesn’t mean it was the wrong move this past offseason. Padre fans are annoyed and disappointed right now.  I get it.  Potential staff ace, Josh Johnson, needs Tommy John surgery and will not throw a pitch this year (and possibly ever) for the Padres. Then, the comments began:  — What a stupid contract! — Same old, cheap Padres...
Via Friarhood
April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Josh Johnson to undergo Tommy John Surgery

The Padres announced today that RHP Josh Johnson would undergo Tommy John surgery tomorrow on his ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) in his right elbow after experiencing tightness and discomfort in his arm for the past several weeks. The news broke Wednesday afternoon on Twitter as a collective groan spread across the Padres fan base. Josh Johnson will undergo Tommy John surgery tomorrow...
Via Friarhood
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Exercise Josh Johnson’s 2015 Option Now!

Exercise Josh Johnson‘s 2015 option? Exercise it now when there’s news that he’s on his way to see Dr. James Andrews, likely putting an end to his 2014 season? Before you dismiss this suggestion as the ravings of a lunatic (and is lunacy for no other reason than options don’t get picked up until the season ends and performance thresholds are met or missed), resist for but...
Via Padres Public
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

99 Josh Johnson Problems

Reports surfaced yesterday that the Padres Josh Johnson, signed as a free agent over the winter, would be seeking a second opinion from Dr James Andrews on his injured forearm. Then again, perhaps it was his elbow that he was getting checked. He had already had ligament replacement (Tommy John) surgery on it once before, in 2007, and Dr Andrews cleaned it up in October of last year...
Via Padres Public
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Josh Johnson Out For 4-5 Weeks

Josh Johnson becomes the latest Padre pitcher to succumb to the injury bug. Johnson suffered a flexor strain in his right forearm; in a best-case scenario he’ll be back in 4-5 weeks according to Bud Black. Prior to the injury, Johnson had been enjoying a successful spring. Johnson signed a 1 year $8MM contract with the Padres during the offseason. However, the Padres get a $4 million...
Via Friarhood
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Josh Johnson hoping to rebound in '14 with Padres

Asked how miserable he was in a 2013 season in Toronto filled with arm pain and hard-hit balls, Josh Johnson chuckled and shook his head. ''Miserable might be an understatement,'' Johnson said Friday. ''It was like two innings and all of a sudden eight runs are on the board. I had no idea what was going on. It was crazy.'' The right-hander was able to crack a smile in part because...
Via AP on Fox
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Josh Johnson’s Deal a Steal for San Diego

The San Diego Padres welcomed RHP John Johnson to their organization this afternoon at a press conference. The soon-to-be 30-year-old starting pitcher agreed to a one-year, $8M contract with the Friars with a $4M 2015 option if he makes less than seven starts in 2014. Johnson is coming off of his worst major league season to date with the Toronto Blue Jays. Johnson, who was acquired...
Via Around Citi
November 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Padres Sign Josh Johnson – One-year Deal, $8 million

The San Diego Padres reached an agreement with free-agent starter Josh Johnson on a one-year guaranteed $8 million deal. The deal includes an additional $1.25 million in performance bonuses and Johnson makes 26 starts. Johnson did not receive a qualifying offer from Toronto. Johnson, 29, is 58-45 with a 3.40 ERA in parts of nine seasons with the Miami Marlins and Toronto Blue...
Via Baseball News Source
November 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Josh Johnson signs one-year deal with Padres

According to reports, free agent starting pitcher Josh Johnson has signed a one-year deal with the San Diego Padres. The deal is reportedly worth $8 million with additional contract incentives. Johnson’s deal with #padres includes additional performance bonuses based on games started, source says. — Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) November 20, 2013 The additional performance bonus […]
Via Full Scale Sports
November 20, 2013  |  Discuss
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