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MLB Injury News:
The Toronto Blue Jays placed right-hander Josh Johnson on the disabled list with what was described as a strained forearm earlier this month. After Johnson didn’t show the improvement Toronto was hoping for, they
sent him to be examined by Dr. James Andrews, who’s often tied to significant
arm injuries such as Tommy John surgery.
However, Dr. Andrews didn’t find significant damage, as he diagnosed
Johnson with a strained forearm in his elbow area. He’s also told Johnson to
take two weeks off from throwing to rest the injury, a prescription that could
end Johnson’s season, according to John Lott of the National Post.
Dr. Andrews confirmed Josh Johnson's injury as a forearm strain in elbow area. Prescribed no throwing for 2 wks. Probably done for season.
— John Lott (@LottOnBaseball) August 26, 2013
It’s been a tough season for Johnson and the Blue Jays. The right-hander
was one of several exciting players acquired by Toronto from the Miami Marlins
over the offseason. While he showed flashes of improvement this year, Johnson
struggled overall to an ERA and WHIP of 6.20 and 1.660 over 16 starts.
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