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JOSH JOHNSON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Josh Johnson resumes throwing program

Josh Johnson has resumed his throwing program with an aim of joining the San Diego Padres in June. Johnson, 31, had his throwing delayed after feeling some tightness in his triceps following a simulated game in late April. Josh Johnson throwing again after he had been idled by soreness recently. Padres optimistic that he will begin rehab assignment soon. — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi...
Via Tireball.com
10 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 needs a second Tommy John surgery

Signing pitcher Josh Johnson to a one-year, $8 million contract was viewed as a savvy offseason move for the Padres. If the right-hander stayed healthy, San Diego could have an ace-caliber starter for about one-third the price of what a No. 1 starter typically costs on the open market nowadays. Unfortunately, Johnson won’t have thrown a single regular-season pitch for the Padres...
Via The Outside Corner
April 23, 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

Padres concerned that Josh Johnson (forearm) is not progressing

San Diego Padres starter Josh Johnson was already expected to miss all of April. The word out of San Diego, however, now sounds more pessimistic. Scott Miller of Bleacher Report tweeted that the Padres are set to re-evaluate the right-hander this week due to concerns that his condition is not improving as expected:Injured #Padres starter Josh Johnson (right forearm) will be re...
Via Sports Injury Alert
April 14, 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

Padres Notes: Josh Johnson to Come Along Slowly in Spring

The San Diego Padres newly signed starter Josh Johnson underwent elbow surgery in October of last season.  Since then the right-hander has been rehabbing his way back to health.  In fact, Johnson has been able to get in three bullpen sessions during the off-season, according to Corey Brock of MLB.com.Photo By Bennie1988 via Flickr.comJohnson, 30, had burn spurs in his throwing...
Via Sports Injury Alert
February 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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