The Toronto Blue Jays will not extend right-hander Josh Johnson a qualifying offer by Monday’s deadline, sportsnet.ca has learned.

The Blue Jays can still sign Johnson, but the 29 other MLB teams can also bid for his services once free agency begins in earnest Tuesday.

Under normal circumstances qualifying Johnson would have been a no-brainer, but after a miserable and injury-marred season that included two stints on the disabled list and a 2-8 record with a 6.20 earned-run average in 16 starts, the decision became far more complicated.

Matt Sosnick, Johnson’s agent, said Friday that his client is pain-free after undergoing surgery to remove a bone spur and loose bodies from his elbow last month.