Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:01:05 -0700
San Diego Padres SP Josh Johnson (forearm) will visit with Dr. James Andrews.
Fantasy Tip: This sounds dubious for Johnson, who just can't seem to stay healthy. A visit to Andrews often times precludes Tommy John surgery. Stay tuned and make plans to replace Johnson on your roster if he receives bad news.
Sun, 13 Apr 2014 20:21:56 -0700
San Diego Padres SP Josh Johnson (forearm) will be re-evaluated this week. The team is concerned Johnson's injury is not getting any better.
Fantasy Tip: Fantasy owners of Johnson need to be patient. It appears his recovery process is really slow, and he might be longer than originally anticipated. Stay tuned.
Sun, 30 Mar 2014 11:42:10 -0700
The San Diego Padres have officially placed SPs Josh Johnson (forearm), Casey Kelly (elbow) and Joe Wieland (elbow) and OF Cameron Maybin (biceps) on the 15-day disabled list.
Sat, 22 Mar 2014 19:35:31 -0700
San Diego Padres SP Josh Johnson (forearm) will be sidelined at least a month to five weeks due to a flexor strain in his right forearm. He will start the regular season on the 15-day disabled list.
Fantasy Tip: Johnson can't seem to catch a break. He has plenty of talent, but his propensity for injury makes him a very risky fantasy selection. At this point, he is worth a flier in the later rounds of mixed leagues, but make sure to have plenty of depth on hand since he is pretty brittle.
Mon, 03 Mar 2014 14:43:17 -0800
San Diego Padres SP Josh Johnson is using his changeup more this spring. "That's probably the best my changeup has been since I was in the minor leagues," he said. "I've talked to (Hoffman) about his thinking with it and what he does; maybe something can click." Johnson has also worked with pitching coach Darren Balsley on a more downhill plane with good extension in his delivery. Johnson tossed two scoreless innings Monday, March 3, with two strikeouts.
Thu, 13 Feb 2014 13:26:09 -0800
The San Diego Padres are easing SP Josh Johnson in this spring. "He looked pretty good," said C Rene Rivera, who caught Johnson's first bullpen session Thursday, Feb. 13 -- 35 pitches consisting of only fastballs and changeups -- in Peoria. "He had good control, was spotting the fastball pretty well, the sinker and change were working."
Sat, 08 Feb 2014 19:41:56 -0800
San Diego Padres SP Josh Johnson (elbow) said his elbow has felt great since October surgery, and he has already thrown three bullpen session. He is likely to have two more sessions before pitchers and catchers report to Arizona for the start of spring training Feb. 13. The team will allow Johnson to come along slowly, trying to keep him healthy through the spring. "I talked to (manager Bud Black) and he was saying you might not go (pitch) every other day and we're going to play it by ear and see how you're feeling," Johnson said.
Wed, 20 Nov 2013 10:23:02 -0800
San Diego Padres general manager Josh Byrnes said SP Josh Johnson (elbow) should be ready for the start of spring training. Johnson underwent surgery Oct. 1, to have bone spurs removed from his elbow.
Wed, 20 Nov 2013 08:26:44 -0800
San Diego Padres SP Josh Johnson can make an additional $1.25 million in incentives next year if he makes 26 starts, according to a source. Johnson is taking his physical Wednesday, Nov. 20. He went 2-8 with a 6.20 ERA last season with the Toronto Blue Jays.
Tue, 19 Nov 2013 20:36:28 -0800
Free-agent SP Josh Johnson (Blue Jays) reached an agreement with the San Diego Padres Tuesday, Nov. 19, on a one-year, guaranteed $8 million contract, according to a baseball source. The deal includes additional performance bonuses on games started. The team is expected to announce the deal Wednesday, Nov. 20.
Fantasy Tip: Johnson struggled mightily in an injury-plagued season in 2013, but working on a one-year deal in a pitcher's park should help him establish himself. He remains a solid back-end fantasy rotation option in most formats heading into 2014.