Josh Johnson RUMORS & NEWS

  • Josh Johnson, aiming for comeback, to have third Tommy John surgery

    CBS Sports "Padres right-hander Josh Johnson, still aiming for another comeback, is having a third Tommy John surgery soon, according to sources. Johnson, who recently had a setback in his latest comeback attempt while on a rehab pitching assignment, is scheduling it soon, likely sometime next week." September 16

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    Jeff Sanders @JeffSanders_UT

    Johnson will not pitch this season; will consult with Andrews on Tuesday

  • Elbow discomfort halted Johnson's rehab

    San Diego Union-Tribune "A day after leaving his first rehab start after just four pitches with discomfort in elbow, Josh Johnson was en route to San Diego on Saturday to discuss his latest setback with team physician Heinz Hoenecke and members of the Padres front office. The 31-year-old right-hander is attempting to..." September 06

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    U-T Padres @UTPadres

    This may be concerning: In first rehab start for @Storm_Baseball #Padres RHP Josh Johnson gave up a leadoff single and then left the game.

  • Josh Johnson going for tests

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Padres right-hander Josh Johnson is scheduled to have tests on Wednesday after experiencing tingling in his fingers during Monday’s simulated game. Johnson threw 25 warmup pitches in the bullpen, then took the Petco Park mound and threw just three pitches when he stopped because of the..." June 17

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    Josh Johnson: $1M base, $6.25M incentives based on games started, beginning with 5. Maxes out at 33 GS. #padres

  • Sources: Josh Johnson agrees to incentive-laden, one-year deal with Padres

    Yahoo! Sports "Starting pitcher Josh Johnson agreed to a one-year, $1 million deal with the San Diego Padres that includes incentives that could net him an additional $6.25 million, sources with knowledge of the deal told Yahoo Sports. The deal is pending a physical, though the Padres are familiar with the..." December 23

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    Dennis Lin @dennistlin

    Heard Josh Johnson is talking to 5-6 teams. Nothing imminent, but the Padres remain his first choice.

  • Josh Johnson out for the season

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Josh Johnson has yet to throw a pitch for the Padres. It is unclear if he ever will. The right-hander will undergo his second Tommy John surgery Thursday. The procedure will be performed in Pensacola, Fla., by Dr. James Andrews. An exam by the noted orthopedic surgeon earlier this week revealed..." April 24

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    Corey Brock @FollowThePadres

    #Padres pitcher Josh Johnson will have TJ surgery tomorrow. Technically a revision of the UCL.

  • Josh Johnson agrees to 1-year, $8 million deal with Padres

    ESPN "Free-agent starter Josh Johnson has reached agreement on a one-year, guaranteed $8 million contract with the San Diego Padres, a baseball source told The deal includes additional performance bonuses based on games started, the source said. Johnson was in San Diego for a physical exam..." November 20

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    Travis Sawchik @Sawchik_Trib

    Pirates are finalists for the services of free agent RHP Josh Johnson, according to his agent. Agent says he's considering "3 or 4" teams

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    Henry Schulman @hankschulman

    Industry sources tell me FA starter Josh Johnson let the #sfgiants and #padres know early on they were his first choice, close to Vegas home

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    Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

    The Royals want to work something out with Josh Johnson. He's a good fit financially (one-year deal), possible high reward, good team guy.

  • Rangers showing interest in Josh Johnson

    ESPN "Add veteran starting pitcher Josh Johnson to the list of free agents that interest the Texas Rangers. Johnson’s agent, Matt Sosnick, said he’s talked to nearly every team about Johnson, including the Rangers. “He’s always had interest in playing in Texas,” Sosnick said Thursday. “He’s from..." November 07

  • Jays will not qualify right-hander Josh Johnson

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Blue Jays will not extend right-hander Josh Johnson a qualifying offer by Monday’s deadline, 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..." November 04

  • Twins, Johnson appear an unlikely match

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Just because Josh Johnson is coming off a nightmarish season in Toronto doesn't mean the Twins should expect to lure the veteran right-hander with a multiyear discount deal. Matt Sosnick, Johnson's agent, said Friday in a phone interview that his client still could receive a one-year qualifying..." November 03

  • Josh Johnson Has Elbow Surgery; Expected To Be Ready For Spring Training

    MLB Trade Rumors "Righty Josh Johnson underwent minor elbow surgery this morning to remove bone spurs agent Matt Sosnick tells MLBTR. Dr. James Andrews performed the procedure telling Johnson he feels the discomfort caused by the spurs was the cause of his struggles with the Blue Jays this year. No issues were..." October 01

  • No surgery needed for Josh Johnson, but season's over "Blue Jays right-hander Josh Johnson is officially done for the season due to a strained right forearm. The news hardly comes as a surprise considering Johnson hasn't pitched since Aug. 6 but after a visit with renowned surgeon James Andrews it was determined that Johnson should not throw for at..." August 28

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    John Lott @LottOnBaseball

    Dr. Andrews confirmed Josh Johnson's injury as a forearm strain in elbow area. Prescribed no throwing for 2 wks. Probably done for season.

  • Blue Jays’ Josh Johnson on DL

    Toronto Star "Blue Jays right-hander Josh Johnson has been added to the 15-day disabled list with a right forearm strain the club announced Tuesday. The 29-year-old who missed six weeks earlier this season with triceps inflammation said he felt discomfort while playing catch on Tuesday. Right-handed..." August 14

  • Blue Jays' Josh Johnson clears waivers; chances for trade unknown

    CBS Sports "Blue Jays starter Josh Johnson has cleared waivers sources tell Johnson one of the best pitchers in the game a few years back is now eligible to be traded to any other team -- though the likelihood of that isn't known as a couple factors could limit the chances for a..." August 10

  • Blue Jays, Josh Johnson overpower Mariners, King Felix 7-2

    Toronto Star "There were likely people around America willing to bet the mortgage on Tuesday’s game that matched the uber-struggling Josh Johnson for the Blue Jays against King Felix Hernandez and the Mariners. Felix had won six in a row last losing on May 25 while Johnson had lost six straight starts with..." August 07

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    Gregor Chisholm @gregorMLB

    Gibbons on Johnson: "Nothing major that you can't perform but when you land on it if you get that little stinger." #BlueJays

  • Jays insist they aren't interested in trading Josh Johnson

    Yahoo! Sports "Though the Toronto Blue Jays sit deep in the cellar of the American League East, they continue to tell teams they have no interest in trading Josh Johnson, two executives told Yahoo! Sports. While some believe the Blue Jays simply are trying to drive up Johnson’s price, others can see the..." July 18

  • Blue Jays insist they aren't interested in trading pitcher Josh Johnson

    Yahoo! Sports "Though the Toronto Blue Jays sit deep in the cellar of the American League East, they continue to tell teams they have no interest in trading Josh Johnson, two executives told Yahoo! Sports. While some believe the Blue Jays simply are trying to drive up Johnson’s price, others can see the..." July 17

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    Jeff Wilson @JeffWilson_FWST

    R.A. Dickey moved to Saturday and Josh Johnson bumped to Sunday to give blister on right middle finger an extra day.

  • Jays activate Josh Johnson, outfielder Rajai Davis from DL

    Toronto Star "The Toronto Blue Jays activated right-hander Josh Johnson and outfielder Rajai Davis from the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday. Johnson, who joined Toronto in the off-season as part of a blockbuster trade with the Miami Marlins, is scheduled to start for the Blue Jays on Tuesday night against..." June 04

  • Josh Johnson back in the fold as Jays head to San Francisco

    Toronto Star "The Blue Jays were trying to finish strong against the San Diego Padres on Sunday night and avoid being swept. The club and its fans are anticipating signs of a turnaround, when the last-place club will perform at the level expected when the star-studded lineup was put together over the..." June 03

  • Blue Jays will activate Josh Johnson on Tuesday

    Hardball Talk "Blue Jays starter Josh Johnson will return from the disabled list on Tuesday, per Scott Miller of CBS Sports. Johnson was sidelined with a triceps injury after his April 21 start against the Yankees, but felt good after his latest rehab start." June 01

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    John Lott @LottOnBaseball

    In Dunedin's 4-3 win, Josh Johnson in 1st rehab start: 3IP/3H/1R/0BB/5K. Andy Burns (.329) walkoff RBI single, SF.

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    Shi Davidi @ShiDavidi

    #BlueJays starter Josh Johnson to make rehab outing Monday for single-A Dunedin. First of two or three games he needs before return

  • Jays' Josh Johnson to be out until at least June "Right-hander Josh Johnson is expected to be out until at least the start of June because of soreness in his right triceps muscle. Johnson hasn't pitched since April 21 but played catch on Wednesday and will now begin the process of working his arm back into shape. It's going to be a gradual..." May 10

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    Shi Davidi @ShiDavidi

    MRIs on #BlueJays RHP Josh Johnson came back clean. Resumes throwing Thur, is expected to need couple rehab starts to build back up 7 ings

  • Jays put Josh Johnson on DL, recall Ricky Romero to start Friday

    TSN "Left-hander Ricky Romero is heading back to Toronto. The club announced on Thursday that starter Josh Johnson has been placed on the disabled list with right triceps inflammation and that Romero would start in his place on Friday against the Seattle Mariners. Romero, who was sent to Single-A..." May 02

  • Blue Jays' Johnson OK with skipped start

    Toronto Sun "Josh Johnson is confident that the discomfort he's feeling in the triceps muscle in his right arm is not serious. "After last start it was pretty sore and we just waited on it, did what we could do to make it better but it just stayed the same," said the Blue Jays starter. "We decided to..." April 28

  • MRI shows only triceps inflammation for Blue Jays' Josh Johnson

    CBS Sports "Blue Jays right-hander Josh Johnson hopes to rejoin the rotation late next week after an MRI showed only inflammation in his right triceps. He was scratched from Friday's start as a precaution. "Just a little tiny bit of inflammation, and that's it. All good news," said Johnson to reporters on..." April 27

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    Jeff Passan @JeffPassan

    Heard Blue Jays could scratch Josh Johnson from Friday start with biceps tightness. Not thought to be serious. Expected to make next start.

  • Jays’ Josh Johnson to miss start due to triceps tightness

    The Globe and Mail "A team needing good news got more of the opposite on Friday morning with right-hander Josh Johnson scratched from his scheduled start against the Yankees with triceps tightness. Left-hander Aaron Laffey, picked up on waivers from the Mets this week, will take the ball instead on Friday..." April 26

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    Shi Davidi @ShiDavidi

    Josh Johnson did undergo an MRI today. No results yet, he's confident it will come back clear.

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    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    More bad news for #bluejays. Aaron Laffey will start tonight in place of Josh Johnson, who has right triceps tightness.

  • Jays Beat Braves, 3.2 Perfect Innings From Josh Johnson

    Bluebird Banter "A great game for Anthony Gose, 3 for 4, home run, 2 stolen bases, 4 runs scored, 2 RBI. He's looking really good this spring, batting a big .375 after today's game. And, speaking of great games, Josh Johnson went 3.2 perfect innings, had 5 strikeouts. Only 2 balls left the infield against him,..." March 08

  • Blue Jays pitcher Josh Johnson quells doubts about arm

    Toronto Sun "For all the doubtful off-season murmurs, the only early indications emanating from Josh Johnson’s right arm are positive vibes. Through all the early work, and now through his first spring outing, Johnson has looked just like the dominant, intimidating pitcher who not long ago was one of the..." February 26

  • Johnson adjusts repertoire for bounce-back season "The 2012 season didn't go exactly as planned for Josh Johnson, but there's hope that in the end he'll become a better pitcher because of it. Toronto's right-hander experienced a drop in velocity last year, which prompted a change in the way he approached hitters. The days of simply overpowering..." February 19

  • Blue Jays leaning on new hurler Josh Johnson

    Toronto Sun "Josh Johnson breezed through his first session of live batting practice, looking like the ace he used to be. “We’re counting on him,” said manager John Gibbons. “We need him. It wasn’t too long ago he was in the top two or three pitchers in baseball.” Johnson, no doubt, would like to be in..." February 19

  • New Toronto Blue Jays Josh Johnson and Mark Buehrle fitting in

    Toronto Star "Jays right-hander Josh Johnson has some hockey background, and that topic made him an instant hit in his first scrum at spring training Wednesday. “It’s the first game I think I ever played,” Johnson said as he spoke in front of a throng of cameras and notepads at Blue Jays spring training. “It..." February 13

  • Bud Selig approves Jays-Marlins blockbuster

    Toronto Star "The Blue Jays, flush with the knowledge that major league baseball has okayed the club's controversial trade with Florida, are poised to name their new manager. Baseball commissioner Bud Selig approved the 12-player Jays-Marlins trade on Monday after a longer than usual review. Jays fans —..." November 20

  • Report: Jays acquire Buehrle, Johnson and Reyes from Marlins

    TSN "he Toronto Blue Jays may have gotten the pitching help they've been looking for. According to reports, the Jays have acquired starting pitchers Mark Buehrle and Josh Johnson, as well as shortstop Jose Reyes, from the Miami Marlins in exchange for pitcher Henderson Alvarez and shortstops Yunel..." November 13

  • Miami Marlins' Josh Johnson meets health goal

    Miami Herald "Josh Johnson won't measure success in 2012 in terms of statistics. Johnson will achieve the biggest goal he set for himself Monday night when he makes his final start of the 2012 season against the Mets. If Johnson gets through the start with no issues, he will finish the season without..." October 01

  • Mets' Torres continues mastery over Marlins ace Johnson

    New York Post "Josh Johnson has stifled many batters over the course of his career. But one player he never wants to see is Mets center fielder Andres Torres. The struggling Torres collected two hits off of Johnson and went 3-for-3 with a walk and three RBIs in the Mets' 6-1 win over the Marlins yesterday at..." August 10