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Padres’ Josh Johnson Needs His Third Tommy John Surgery

Right-handed starter Josh Johnson, once one of the most dominant power pitchers in baseball, will undergo Tommy John surgery on his throwing elbow for the third time in his career and miss the rest of the 2015 season and likely all of 2016. Johnson, 32, was looking to try to get back to the big leagues for the first time since 2013 after undergoing his second Tommy John surgery...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Johnson is having a third Tommy John surgery

You have to feel for Josh Johnson. The former Marlins ace, who hasn’t pitched in the majors since a 16 start season for the Blue Jays in 2013, will have his *third* Tommy John surgery after experiencing a setback with the Padres on a rehab assignment. Padres righthander Josh Johnson, still aiming for another comeback, is having a third Tommy John surgery soon, according to...
Via The Outside Corner
20 days ago  |  Discuss

'It'd mean everything' to Josh Johnson if he pitches before season ends

At this juncture of the season, the San Diego Padres are likely out of the pennant race, but one of the team's players is in the midst of a race of his own. In the few weeks remaining in the regular season, pitcher Josh Johnson is trying to expedite his recovery so he can return to the mound by the end of the season. "It'd mean everything," Johnson said. "Just being here, showing...
Via Fox Sports
September 04, 2015  |  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

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

NL West Rumor Mill: 11/19/13

Josh Johnson to Sign with Padres All of a sudden, the Padres look to have a real solid rotation heading into 2014. According to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick, the Padres have signed SP Josh Johnson to a 1-year deal worth $8MM. Tim Dierkes of also reports that Johnson can earn an additional $1.25MM if he makes at least 26 starts.
Via Friarhood
November 19, 2013  |  Discuss

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