Found November 20, 2013 on
PLAYERS: Josh Johnson
TEAMS: San Diego Padres
Josh Johnson signed a one-year deal with the San Diego Padres on Tuesday. The Padres will pay Johnson $8 million with the right hander having the ability to earn an additional $1.25 million if he makes 26 starts. If he makes fewer than seven starts, the Padres would get a $4 million option for 2015. Johnson is looking for a nice bounce-back after disappointing 2013 season. He could not have asked for a better landing spot than the cushy confines of Petco.

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 […]

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...

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...

Josh Johnson, lets enjoy the ride

The Padres rotation is at an interesting place. As Nate discussed in an excellent post about cat puke and other things, the Padres have a deep crop of potential starting pitchers lined up for the 2014 season. But while there are a slew of potential contributors, they all carry a form or two of unpredictability. On one hand there’s some recent major league success, good stuff,...

Mets Not Players For Josh Johnson

When you’re the New York Mets and have to think outside the box, it’s stuff like what happened today that drives you crazy. Josh Johnson wanted to play close to his Las Vegas home and signed today with San Diego for an easily digestible one-year, $8-million contract. Even so, you have to wonder whether the Mets even kicked the tires on this one. Even if they had, don’t you...

Padres Sign RHP Josh Johnson

The front office pulled the trigger on their first acquisition this off-season as Jerry Crasnick of reported that Right-Handed Pitcher Josh Johnson agreed to a 1-year, $8 million contract with the San Diego Padres. Johnson was rumored to be favoring signing with either the Padres or the Giants this season, but the announcement tonight shows that Johnson is San Diego bound...

Padres Rumors: Josh Johnson Signs with San Diego

The San Diego Padres have signed free-agent starter Josh Johnson.  Jerry Crasnick of reports the deal is a one-year pact that has $8 million in guarantees.  The deal also includes additional performance bonuses based on games started.  Johnson, formerly of the Toronto Blue Jays, did not receive a $14.1 million qualifying offer from his ex-ball club. Johnson, 29, was traded...

Josh Johnson to the Padres Makes Sense

The San Diego Padres signed RHP Josh Johnson to a one-year pact worth $8 million on Tuesday. The deal includes about $1.25 million in performance bonuses if the injury-plagued Johnson makes 26 or more starts in 2014.  2013 was a lost year for Johnson, as he struggled with many injuries, as well as reduced fastball velocity, more than likely a consequence of the injuries. Johnson...

Josh Johnson rumors: Pirates also on right-hander’s ‘short list’

Although Josh Johnson stated recently that he’d prefer a move to the San Francisco Giants or San Diego Padres, they aren’t the only teams the free agent is willing to consider an offer from. Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review spoke to Matt Sosnick, Johnson’s agent, who said that there was mutual interest in a move between the Pirates and Johnson. “The Pirates...

Morosi: Josh Johnson reaches one-year deal with Padres

Josh Johnson, three seasons removed from consecutive National League All-Star appearances, has agreed to a one-year, $8 million contract with the San Diego Padres, major-league sources confirmed to FOX Sports. Johnson, 29, reached agreement with the Padres exactly one year to the day after the announcement of the Blue Jays-Marlins blockbuster that sent him from Miami to Toronto...

Free Agent RHP Josh Johnson To Decide Between Padres and Giants

It looks like free agent right-hander Josh Johnson prefers to take his talents to the West Coast. According to Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle, Johnson has let the Padres and Giants know that they are his top two choices and that a decision could come shortly. The Pittsburgh Pirates seem to think they are still in the equation, but it sounds to me like Johnson...

Padres Sign Josh Johnson To One Year Deal For $8 Million

Done deal… The San Diego Padres have agreed on a one-year, $8 million deal with free agent starter Josh Johnson. Jerry Crasnick of ESPN first reported the news: The deal includes an additional $1.25 million in performance bonuses if Johnson makes 26 starts, the source said. Johnson was in San Diego for a physical exam Tuesday and the contract is expected to be announced by the...

Padres Get 40-Man Roster to 40 Men

It’s that time of year where major leagues clubs have to make decisions on who they want the protect from being taken in the Rule 5 Draft. And the Padres made some hard choices today. Added were starting pitchers Josh Johnson, Donn Roach, Keyvius Sampson, and Juan Oramas. Keyvius Sampson (Photo courtesy of Gone are 2B Dean Anna, relief pitchers Brad Brach, Miles...

Is MLB's spending bubble going to burst?

By Christopher Carelli - Major League Baseball is flush with cash and teams are not being bashful with it. Teams are spending loads of money and the big names are not yet off the board. I’m not arguing the value and cost of the deals in relation to gaining wins and I understand teams will receive bumps in revenue from media deals. But, I wonder if there comes a point in time when...
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