San Diego Padres
current status: Forearm injury, 60-day DL
#55 SP | 6'7", 245 lbs. | San Diego
Birth Date:January 31, 1984 (30 years old) Place of Birth:Minneapolis, MN Hometown:Tulsa, OK
Drafted:Drafted by Florida in 2002 (4th round).
Acquired:Acquired as a free agent in 2013.
Drafted:Drafted by Florida in 2002 (4th round).
Acquired:Acquired as a free agent in 2013.
|Assets:||Has a strong arsenal of slider, changeup and mid-90's fastball. He also has intimidating size on the mound and good makeup. Can rack up innings and strikeouts.|
|Flaws:||Injuries are an issue here. Can get into trouble when he loses focus, which can lead to location issues and fat pitches to hit when forced to give into batters.|
|Career Potential:||Quality starter, when healthy.|
Career Honors & Awards
|Named to the All-Star Game||2010, 2009|
Movements & Injuries
|4/25/2014||Transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL (forearm injury).|
|3/29/2014||Forearm injury, 15-day DL.|
|11/19/2013||Signed as a free agent by the San Diego Padres to a one-year contract.|
|10/31/2013||Missed the last 49 regular season games (right forearm injury).|
|10/31/2013||Filed for free agency.|
|9/03/2013||Transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL (right forearm injury).|
|8/13/2013||Right forearm injury, 15-day DL (retroactive to August 7th, 2013).|
|6/04/2013||Missed 34 games (triceps injury).|
|5/02/2013||Triceps injury, 15-day DL (retroactive to April 29th, 2013).|
|4/26/2013||Triceps injury, day-to-day.|
|11/19/2012||Acquired from the Miami Marlins.|
|10/03/2012||Missed the last 3 regular season games (hamstring).|
|10/31/2011||Missed the last 122 regular season games (right shoulder inflammation).|
|6/14/2011||Right shoulder inflammation, 60-day DL (retroactive to May 17th, 2011).|
|5/21/2011||Right shoulder inflammation, 15-day DL (retroactive to May 17th, 2011).|
|10/03/2010||Missed the last 23 games of the regular season (right shoulder injury).|
|9/10/2010||Right shoulder injury, day-to-day.|
|1/14/2010||Re-signed by the Florida Marlins to a four-year contract.|
|9/29/2009||Missed 6 games (illness).|
|12/19/2008||Re-signed by the Florida Marlins to a one-year contract.|
|7/10/2008||Missed 91 games (elbow surgery).|
|3/29/2008||Transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL (elbow surgery).|
|3/24/2008||Elbow surgery, 15-day DL.|
|2/22/2008||Signed by the Florida Marlins to a one-year contract.|
|10/01/2007||Missed the last 77 games of the regular season (forearm injury).|
|8/10/2007||Transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL (forearm injury).|
|7/05/2007||Forearm injury, 15-day DL.|
|6/18/2007||Missed 70 games (bicep injury).|
|3/31/2007||Bicep injury, 15-day DL.|
|3/02/2007||Re-signed by the Florida Marlins to a one-year contract.|
|9/21/2006||Right forearm injury, day-to-day.|
|2/23/2006||Re-signed by the Florida Marlins to a one-year contract.|
|9/07/2005||Contract purchased from Carolina (AA).|
|11/19/2013||Signed as a free agent by the San Diego Padres.|
|11/19/2012||Toronto Blue Jays traded Yunel Escobar, Adeiny Hechavarria, Henderson Alvarez, Jeff Mathis, Jake Marisnick, Justin Nicolino and Anthony DeSclafani to the Miami Marlins for Jose Reyes, Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle, John Buck, Emilio Bonifacio and cash.|
|6/04/2002||Drafted by the Florida Marlins in the 4th round in 2002.|
Josh Johnson moved to 60-day DL | 04/25/2014 4:16 PM
NewsPadres transferred RHP Josh Johnson from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
ImpactThe move was made in order to clear room on the 40-man roster. Johnson had successful Tommy John surgery on Thursday.
Josh Johnson to have Tommy John surgery | 04/23/2014 4:50 PM
NewsJosh Johnson is scheduled to undergo Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery on Thursday.
Corey Brock on Twitter
ImpactIt's the second Tommy John surgery of Johnson's career, and he can now be ruled out through at least the first month of the 2015 season. He earned National League Cy Young Award votes in 2010 after posting a 2.30 ERA and 186 strikeouts in 183 2/3 innings for the Marlins, but chronic arm injuries have since derailed the talented right-hander. The Padres have a $4 million option on him for next year.
Josh Johnson to see Dr. Andrews Tuesday | 04/21/2014 11:29 PM
NewsJosh Johnson (elbow) will visit Dr. James Andrews on Tuesday.
Jon Heyman on Twitter
ImpactA decision will be made on Wednesday or Thursday regarding Johnson's future status. Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan reported last week that the right-hander could need Tommy John surgery. If that's the route he winds up taking, Johnson likely will never throw a pitch for the Padres. The club has a $4 million option on Johnson for 2015 if he starts fewer than seven games this season.
Johnson (forearm) to see Dr. James Andrews | 04/17/2014 5:53 PM
NewsJosh Johnson (forearm) will see Dr. James Andrews next week.
Dennis Lin on Twitter
ImpactThis confirms a report from Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, who also added that the Padres are worried that Johnson might require season-ending Tommy John surgery. Padres manager Bud Black said that Andrews "will look at everything," so he didn't exactly rule out the possibility.
Report: Josh Johnson could need TJ surgery | 04/15/2014 11:32 PM
NewsYahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan reports that the Padres are worried that Josh Johnson might need Tommy John surgery.
ImpactJohnson's elbow hasn't been getting any better and will be sent to the infamous Dr. James Andrews next week for a second opinion. It would be Johnson's second Tommy John surgery and the second operation on his elbow in the last six months, as he had bone spurs removed over the offseason. The Padres have a $4 million option on Johnson for 2015 if he starts fewer than seven games.
Dr. Andrews to look at Josh Johnson's elbow | 04/15/2014 8:04 PM
NewsJosh Johnson will have his right elbow examined by Dr. James Andrews next week.
Jeff Sanders on Twitter
ImpactWell, that's never a good sign. Johnson began the season on the DL with a strained flexor muscle, and he's yet to show any notable improvement. Padres general manager Josh Byrnes admitted Tuesday that he's "not sure" whether the right-hander will pitch this season. More will obviously be known after his exam next week.
Josh Johnson to be re-evaluated this week | 04/13/2014 8:44 PM
NewsJosh Johnson (forearm) will be re-evaluated this week.
Scott Miller on Twitter
ImpactThe Padres are growing concerned that the oft-injured hurler isn't improving quickly enough. He was given an initial timeframe of five weeks, but it's beginning to look like it could extend beyond that mark.
Johnson (arm) placed on 15-day disabled list | 03/29/2014 9:14 PM
NewsPadres placed RHP Josh Johnson on the 15-day disabled list with a strained flexor muscle in his right forearm.
ImpactJohnson will miss up to five weeks with the injury. Robbie Erlin will take Johnson's rotation spot to start the season. Johnson signed a one-year, $8 million deal with the Padres in November.
Johnson to miss a month with strained flexor | 03/22/2014 7:05 PM
NewsJosh Johnson will miss a month to five weeks with a strained flexor muscle in his right forearm.
Corey Brock on Twitter
ImpactIt's a huge blow to the Padres, who were counting on Johnson as a productive member of the starting rotation. Johnson had surgery in October to remove bone spurs from his right elbow, so it's unclear if this injury is related to his previous issues. Robbie Erlin may step into Johnson's rotation spot to start the year.
Josh Johnson looks good versus Mariners | 03/18/2014 11:50 PM
NewsJosh Johnson held the Mariners to one run on three hits and two walks over 4 1/3 frames Tuesday.
ImpactHe also recorded five strikeouts, pushing his K/BB ratio this spring to 13/4 over 13 1/3 innings to go along with a 3.38 ERA. Johnson has nice bounce-back potential this year in San Diego if he can stay healthy.
Johnson performs well against Brewers | 03/13/2014 5:11 PM
NewsJosh Johnson tossed four strong innings in his start against the Brewers on Thursday, allowing only one run.
ImpactJohnson was on point, giving up just two hits and a walk while striking out three in the effort. The right-hander is coming off of off-season elbow surgery. If he can stay healthy, he is a good bounce-back candidate especially when his new home ballpark is factored in.
Johnson surrenders 3 runs over 3 innings | 03/08/2014 6:21 PM
NewsJosh Johnson allowed three earned runs on five hits and a walk over three innings in Saturday's 10-inning 4-4 tie against the Indians.
ImpactHe struck out three and walked one in the Cactus League action. The right-hander tossed two perfect innings in his Padres' debut on Monday. Add it all up and he's at a 5.40 ERA through two spring appearances. Johnson had surgery to remove bone spurs in his right elbow in October. Fantasy owners should be monitoring his Cactus League outings as close as anyone this month.
Johnson blanks Padres over two innings | 03/03/2014 6:05 PM
NewsJosh Johnson blanked the Giants over two perfect innings of work in Monday's start.
ImpactJohnson, making his Cactus League debut, struck out Hunter Pence and Michael Morse in the second inning before departing. The right-hander had surgery to remove bone spurs in his right elbow in October, so this is as good a start as the Padres could have hoped for.
Josh Johnson on normal throwing schedule | 03/02/2014 1:02 PM
NewsJosh Johnson (elbow) will make his Cactus League debut on Monday.
Dennis Lin on Twitter
ImpactHe'll then pitch again on Saturday. Johnson has been brought along slowly after surgery in October to remove bone spurs from his pitching elbow, but he's now on a normal throwing schedule. The big right-hander has bounce-back potential in 2014 pitching half his games at Petco Park.
Johnson to be brought along slowly in spring | 02/08/2014 8:55 PM
NewsJosh Johnson (elbow) will be brought along slowly this spring to keep him healthy, Corey Brock of MLB.com reports.
ImpactJohnson had surgery in October to remove bone spurs from his pitching elbow, but he's already thrown three bullpen sessions this spring and he hopes to throw two more before pitchers and catchers report on February 13. Johnson signed with the Padres in November, and the team is counting on him to be a valuable member of the rotation this season. Assuming health and with his horrendous 2013 behind him, Johnson is a nice bounce-back candidate this year.
Padres officially sign RHP Josh Johnson | 11/20/2013 1:14 PM
NewsPadres signed RHP Josh Johnson to a one-year, $8 million contract.
ImpactJohnson can earn an additional $1.25 million if he makes more than 26 starts. If he makes fewer than seven starts, the Padres will have the option of bringing him back for $4 million in 2015. The 29-year-old had an awful 6.20 ERA in 16 starts with the Blue Jays this past season and is coming off surgery to remove bone spurs from his pitching elbow, but he'll be in a great environment for a rebound. Look for him to be a very trendy sleeper pick in fantasy leagues next spring.
Johnson inks one-year, $8M deal with Padres | 11/19/2013 11:28 PM
NewsEPSN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Padres have signed Josh Johnson to a one-year, $8 million contract.
ImpactThe deal also includes performance bonuses based on games started. Following a disappointing 2013 campaign, Johnson was looking for a one-year deal as a means to rebuild his value, and he certainly found a cushy landing spot. If he can manage to stay healthy, the big right-hander makes for a nice fantasy sleeper while pitching his home games at spacious Petco Park.
Pirates finalists to sign RHP Josh Johnson | 11/19/2013 2:34 PM
NewsTravis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review was told by Josh Johnson's agent that the Pirates are one of the finalists to sign his client.
Travis Sawchik on Twitter
ImpactJohnson's agent said he's considering three or four teams. On a related note, we heard Monday that he would prefer to sign with the Giants and Padres. All of them would offer promising environments for a rebound. Coming off an injury-plagued season, Johnson is looking for a one-year deal to reestablish his value and test the market again next winter.
Giants, Padres are Johnson's first choices | 11/18/2013 6:14 PM
NewsHenry Shulman of the San Francisco Chronicle hears that Josh Johnson has told the Giants and Padres that they are his first choices.
Henry Schulman on Twitter
ImpactHe has both clubs at the top of his list because they're near his Las Vegas home. Shulman says he's unsure whether the Giants have offered Johnson a contract, and they might no longer be interested after signing Tim Hudson. The big right-hander could be looking for a one-year deal as he attempts to rebuild his value.
Royals hoping to sign starter Josh Johnson | 11/13/2013 5:56 PM
NewsESPN's Buster Olney writes that the Royals "want to work something out with Josh Johnson."
Buster Olney on Twitter
ImpactJohnson had a brutal 6.20 ERA in 16 starts with the Blue Jays this year, but he's been a frontline pitcher in the past and the Royals are hoping to get him on a low-risk, one-year deal. Johnson was not given a qualifying offer from Toronto, so signing him does not require the forfeiture of a top draft pick. Because of all these factors, he is likely drawing interest from multiple teams.
Josh Johnson not tendered qualifying offer | 11/04/2013 1:56 PM
NewsJosh Johnson will not get a qualifying offer from Toronto.
Tim Dierkes on Twitter
ImpactSo he'll be a free agent on Tuesday with no ties to draft pick compensation. The 29-year-old righty had a miserable year with the Blue Jays but should have multiple suitors this winter because of his past success. The qualifying offer would have been one year, $14.1 million.
Jays unlikely to make qual. offer to Johnson | 11/01/2013 4:32 PM
NewsCBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Blue Jays are unlikely to make a qualifying offer to Josh Johnson.
ImpactJohnson posted a 6.02 ERA over just 16 starts this season and ended the year on the DL with forearm trouble. He also had surgery last month to remove bone spurs from his pitching elbow. However, Johnson's agent, Matt Sosnick, said Friday his client is "100 percent healthy" and will begin his offseason throwing program in 10 days. He's always going to be a health risk, but Johnson won't have trouble getting someone to gamble on his upside.
Josh Johnson undergoes minor elbow surgery | 10/01/2013 12:24 PM
NewsJosh Johnson's agent, Matt Sosnick, told MLB Trade Rumors that his client underwent minor elbow surgery Tuesday morning to remove bone spurs.
MLB Trade Rumors
ImpactThe surgery was performed by Dr. James Andrews. The good news is that no issues were found with his elbow ligament and he will resume throwing in five weeks, so he should have plenty of time to get ready for spring training. The 29-year-old posted an ugly 6.20 ERA over 16 starts this season and figures to look for a one-year deal in free agency this winter so that he can reestablish his value and test the open market again after 2014.
Josh Johnson (forearm) done for the year | 08/28/2013 10:52 AM
NewsJosh Johnson (forearm) will not pitch again this season.
ImpactIt's hardly a big surprise at this point, as Dr. James Andrews recently shut him down from throwing for two weeks due to a right forearm strain. The good news is that he won't need surgery, but there simply won't be enough time for him to get back into game action. The 29-year-old will head into free agency with a disappointing 6.30 ERA over 16 starts. Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com speculates that the Blue Jays likely won't bother making him a qualifying offer.
Josh Johnson (forearm) shut down for 2 weeks | 08/26/2013 5:58 PM
NewsJosh Johnson won't throw for two weeks after Dr. James Andrews confirmed the diagnosis of a right forearm strain.
John Lott on Twitter
ImpactThis matches the initial diagnosis from the team. While Johnson has avoided the worst-case scenario, it's very possible that he is done for the season.
Josh Johnson to throw once pain goes away | 08/16/2013 11:14 AM
NewsJosh Johnson will be cleared to throw from a mound as soon as the discomfort in his right forearm goes away.
ImpactThat's assuming Dr. James Andrews concurs with the initial opinion that Johnson is dealing with a strained forearm and nothing related to the elbow. While the MRI results were encouraging, it's still possible Johnson won't return this season.
MRI confirms forearm strain for Josh Johnson | 08/15/2013 5:16 PM
NewsAn MRI confirmed that Josh Johnson is dealing with a strained right forearm.
Barry Davis on Twitter
ImpactThe results have been sent to Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion. Johnson was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday and could miss the rest of the season. Esmil Rogers has replaced him in the Blue Jays' starting rotation.
Josh Johnson to undergo MRI on forearm | 08/13/2013 6:11 PM
NewsJosh Johnson will undergo an MRI on his ailing right forearm late Tuesday or Wednesday.
Gregor Chisolm on Twitter
ImpactJohnson believes his issue is muscular and not related to his elbow. That would certainly be good news, but with just seven weeks left in the season, he might have a tough time making it back even if he gets good news.
Blue Jays place Josh Johnson on disabled list | 08/13/2013 5:41 PM
NewsBlue Jays placed RHP Josh Johnson on the 15-day disabled list with a right forearm injury.
ImpactJohnson was scratched from his scheduled turn in the Blue Jays' starting rotation on Monday and reported no improvement in his throwing arm on Tuesday. It has been a disastrous season for the impending free agent.
Josh Johnson has start pushed back | 08/11/2013 5:09 PM
NewsJosh Johnson has been scratched from his start Monday due to right forearm soreness.
Gregor Chisholm on Twitter
ImpactJohnson will be pushed back, with J.A. Happ moving up one day to start in his place. The Blue Jays have also officially moved Esmil Rogers to the bullpen.
Josh Johnson clears waivers | 08/10/2013 9:17 AM
NewsCBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Josh Johnson has cleared waivers.
ImpactIt's strictly a procedural move, but he's now eligible to be traded to to any team. Johnson has a 6.20 ERA and 1.66 WHIP over 16 starts this season and is unlikely to attract any interest.
Johnson fires five shutout innings in victory | 08/07/2013 1:31 AM
NewsJosh Johnson twirled five shutout innings in a victory Tuesday against the Mariners.
ImpactThe win was Johnson's second of the season, and his first since June 23. Entering the game, he had lost six consecutive starts and allowed five earned runs or more in four straight outings. We would caution against undo optimism over this start. The right-hander lasted only five innings in Safeco Field, one of baseball's most amenable venues to pitchers, and entered the game having posted a 8.84 ERA over his last eight starts.
Josh Johnson could have next start skipped | 08/03/2013 9:39 AM
NewsJosh Johnson could have his next start skipped to give him more time to work through his problems in bullpen sessions.
ImpactJohnson has been pitching through knee tendinitis and is posting a 8.84 ERA over his last eight starts, so the Blue Jays could skip his next turn in the rotation to get him back on track. "Ideally you don't want to do that, but we have to get something done," manager John Gibbons said. "We have to get Josh straightened out somehow."
Josh Johnson knocked around in loss to Angels | 08/02/2013 1:07 AM
NewsJosh Johnson was hammered for seven runs (six earned) over 2 1/3 innings Thursday in a loss to the Angels.
ImpactOuch. Johnson gave up 10 hits and two walks while striking out just one batter. He has struggled to the tune of an 8.84 ERA over his last eight starts and has allowed five earned runs or more in each of his last four trips to the mound. Blue Jays manager John Farrell recently said that Johnson has been bothered by knee tendinitis this season, but believes that he can pitch through it. However, we've seen just about enough from a fantasy perspective.
Gibbons: Johnson has suffered from tendinitis | 07/30/2013 9:12 PM
NewsJosh Johnson has suffered from knee tendinitis this season, according to manager John Gibbons.
Gregor Chisholm on Twitter
Impact"Nothing major that you can't perform," Gibbons said, "but when you land on it you get that little stinger." Johnson has a miserable 6.08 ERA through 14 starts. His velocity hasn't been a problem and he's still missing bats, but Johnson has consistently been hit hard. A period of rest wouldn't be a bad idea, but Toronto figures to keep sending him out every fifth day.
Josh Johnson hit hard in loss to the Astros | 07/27/2013 4:16 PM
NewsJosh Johnson struggled once again Saturday, surrendering seven runs over 5 2/3 innings in a loss to the Astros.
ImpactOuch. Johnson gave up seven hits, including three home runs, bringing his total to 14 allowed in just 73 1/3 innings this season. The 29-year-old now has a miserable 6.08 ERA through 14 starts. His velocity is fine and he's still missing bats -- he had eight strikeouts this afternoon -- but opposing batters aren't having an issue squaring him up. He can't be trusted in fantasy leagues.
Josh Johnson pulled in third in loss | 07/22/2013 11:07 PM
NewsJosh Johnson was pulled after giving up five runs in two-plus innings Monday in a loss to the Dodgers.
ImpactJohnson retired the first four hitters he faced tonight. He then allowed seven hits, walked a batter and hit another while getting just three more outs. The Jays would seem to be pretty much out of the race after their poor start to the second half, so maybe they should consider trading Johnson. Of course, they're not likely to get much for him. He's turned in just one quality start in his last six outings, and he's now 1-6 with a 5.66 ERA for the season.
Blue Jays not planning to trade Josh Johnson | 07/17/2013 2:28 PM
NewsJeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports was told by two executives that the Blue Jays are telling teams they don't have plans to trade Josh Johnson.
ImpactWith a 5.16 ERA over 12 starts, Johnson's trade value is minimal at the moment. With that in mind, one AL GM said the Blue Jays have considered keeping the impending free agent in order to make him a qualifying offer this offseason. There's always the chance that he could accept what would likely be a one-year deal around $15 million, but if he declines and signs elsewhere, the Blue Jays would receive draft pick compensation next year.
Johnson hammered for seven runs in loss | 07/14/2013 4:51 PM
NewsJosh Johnson was hammered for seven runs on seven hits over six innings in a loss to the Orioles on Sunday.
ImpactJohnson struck out seven, walked one and gave up two homers. A disappointing end to a rough first half for the winter acquisition, who is now 1-5 with a 5.16 ERA and 1.49 WHIP. Prior to this afternoon, Johnson had pitched well since his disabled list activation in early June. Fantasy owners will have to cross their fingers that the veteran can get it together in the second half.
Josh Johnson takes tough loss against Indians | 07/09/2013 10:04 PM
NewsJosh Johnson allowed two runs on three hits over seven innings but took the loss against the Indians on Tuesday.
ImpactJohnson deserved better, as he allowed just the three hits and two walks while striking out six on the night. Alas, he dropped to 1-4 in 11 starts this season. His final start of the first half will come Sunday against the Orioles in Baltimore.
Josh Johnson lasts only five innings | 07/03/2013 10:35 PM
NewsJosh Johnson permitted six runs -- one earned -- on seven hits and two walks over just five innings in Wednesday's loss to the Tigers.
ImpactJohnson's defense really let him down in the second inning in particular, as Emilio Bonifacio let a sure double play ball go through his legs prior to four runs crossing the plate. Still, it's not as if Johnson pitched effectively. The righty has now allowed 15 runs -- 10 earned -- over his last three starts. He'll try to rebound in Cleveland next week.
Johnson gives up five runs vs. red Sox | 06/28/2013 11:09 PM
NewsJosh Johnson was chased for five runs in 3 1/3 innings Friday in a no-decision against the Red Sox.
ImpactJohnson needed 91 pitches just to get 10 outs. He really labored, giving up eight hits and two walks. While Johnson appeared poised for a big season following an impressive spring, he now has a 5.21 ERA through nine starts. He'll look to bounce back next week in a tough matchup against the Tigers at home.
Josh Johnson posts first victory | 06/23/2013 4:18 PM
NewsJosh Johnson won his first game as a Blue Jay Sunday, allowing four runs over six frames in a 13-5 victory over the Orioles.
ImpactJohnson gave up seven hits, walked one and struck out five. He had only thrown 89 pitches, but manager John Gibbson decided to give him the hook after he yielded a single and a homer to start off the seventh. Johnson now holds a 2.84 ERA in four starts since returning from the disabled list and should be in your lineup despite a tough matchup in Boston on Friday.
Josh Johnson strikes out 10 Rockies | 06/17/2013 10:05 PM
NewsAfter having his start pushed back by a blister, Josh Johnson struck out 10 over 7 1/3 scoreless innings against the Rockies on Monday.
ImpactIt was Johnson's seventh career 10-strikeout game, but the other six all came back in 2009 and 2010. His season high this year was eight. Johnson didn't hang on long enough to get a win tonight, as the Jays didn't score until the bottom of the eighth, but he'll certainly start winning some games if he keeps pitching like this. He has a 1.86 ERA in three starts since coming off the DL.
Josh Johnson (blister) pushed back to Monday | 06/14/2013 5:04 PM
NewsJosh Johnson (finger) will have his next start pushed back to Monday against the Rockies.
Scott MacArthur on Twitter
ImpactJohnson is currently dealing with a blister on his right middle finger. He was previously pushed back to Sunday, but the Blue Jays want to give him more time to heal. Chien-Ming Wang will now start Sunday against the Rangers on regular rest.
Josh Johnson pushed back due to blister | 06/13/2013 7:14 PM
NewsJosh Johnson's next start has been pushed back from Saturday to Sunday due to a blister.
Gregor Chisholm on Twitter
ImpactGiven that he's only being pushed back a day, the Blue Jays don't seem to have much concern. R.A. Dickey will move up a day to start Saturday.
Josh Johnson struggles against Rangers | 06/09/2013 4:26 PM
NewsJosh Johnson yielded three runs on five hits and four walks over just five innings in Sunday's loss to the Rangers.
ImpactJohnson was unable to consistently find the strike zone all day, as he required 109 pitches to complete the five frames. He's now been good in one start and bad in another since coming back from the DL, which accurately describes his season so far. He'll carry a 5.40 ERA and 1.64 WHIP into a tough matchup in Texas next weekend.
Josh Johnson strikes out six in return | 06/05/2013 1:13 AM
NewsJosh Johnson was effective in his return from the DL, allowing two runs -- one earned -- over seven innings in a loss to the Giants.
ImpactJohnson gave up a two-run homer to Andres Torres in the second after an Edwin Encarnacion throwing error opened the frame. Unfortunately, that was all the Giants would need tonight in a 2-1 game. Johnson struck out six and walked none, so it was an encouraging performance after a six-week absence. He'll get the White Sox next.
Jays activate Josh Johnson from disabled list | 06/04/2013 12:09 PM
NewsBlue Jays activated RHP Josh Johnson from the 15-day disabled list.
Josh Johnson (triceps) to return Tuesday | 05/31/2013 8:46 PM
NewsJosh Johnson (triceps) will be activated from the disabled list to start Tuesday against the Giants.
ImpactJohnson gave up six runs on eight hits in 4 2/3 innings Thursday in his third rehab start, but the important part is that he feels good. The 29-year-old right-hander has been sidelined since April 21 with right triceps inflammation. He had a 6.86 ERA over his first four starts, so fantasy owners may want to wait and see before activating him.
Josh Johnson struggles in rehab start | 05/30/2013 9:02 PM
NewsJosh Johnson (triceps) allowed six runs on eight hits and three walks over just 4 2/3 frames in a rehab start with Triple-A Buffalo Thursday.
ImpactHe struck out three. The rehab outing was supposed to be his last, but it's possible the Blue Jays will change their minds given the result. However, as long as Johnson feels healthy, it's a good bet that he'll return next week.
Josh Johnson looks good in rehab start | 05/26/2013 1:37 PM
NewsJosh Johnson (triceps) struck out three over four scoreless innings in a rehab start for Triple-A Buffalo on Saturday.
ImpactJohnson is looking good and, more importantly, feeling healthy, but he'll need one more rehab start before rejoining the Blue Jays' rotation. He held a 6.86 ERA and 1.88 WHIP in four starts before getting injury but is a good DL stash if he's been dropped in your league.
Josh Johnson to make two more rehab starts | 05/21/2013 10:32 PM
NewsJosh Johnson (triceps) will make at least two more rehab starts.
ImpactJohnson struck out five over three innings of one-run ball on Monday with High-A Dunedin. He's feeling good physically, but the right-hander obviously needs to build up his stamina. He'll rejoin the rotation in early June if he can avoid a setback.
Josh Johnson (triceps) Ks five in rehab start | 05/21/2013 10:18 AM
NewsJosh Johnson allowed one run over three innings Monday in his first minor league rehab start with High-A Dunedin.
John Lott on Twitter
ImpactIt was Johnson's first game action since April 21. He gave up three hits while striking out five and walking none. The Blue Jays want him to make at least one more rehab start, but he's on track to return in the early part of June.
Josh Johnson set for rehab assignment Monday | 05/18/2013 12:30 PM
NewsJosh Johnson (triceps) will begin a rehab assignment Monday with High-A Dunedin.
Shi Davidi on Twitter
Johnson (triceps) nearing rehab assignment | 05/17/2013 4:58 PM
NewsJosh Johnson (triceps) is on track to make a rehab start on Monday or Tuesday.
Shi Davidi on Twitter
ImpactGood news. Johnson hasn't pitched since April 21 due to right triceps inflammation, but he hasn't had any issues during his throwing program. The Blue Jays have yet to announce where he'll pitch initially and it's unclear how many starts he'll need before he's activated. Still, he's making progress.
Josh Johnson (triceps) begins long-tossing | 05/14/2013 4:02 PM
NewsJosh Johnson (triceps) has begun long-tossing in Florida.
Shi Davidi on Twitter
ImpactJohnson is expected to throw one more long-toss session before getting back on a mound. If all goes well, he could begin a minor league rehab assignment sometime next week, though it all depends on how he feels as he builds up his workload. The 29-year-old has been sidelined since April 21 with right triceps inflammation.
Johnson (triceps) nearing rehab assignment | 05/09/2013 5:58 PM
NewsJosh Johnson (triceps) is aiming to make a minor league rehab start around May 21.
Gregor Chisholm on Twitter
ImpactJohnson landed on the disabled list last week due to right triceps inflammation, but an MRI came back negative and he's been cleared to begin a throwing progream. Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos expects that he will need two rehab starts before rejoining the big club, so fantasy owners shouldn't expect him back until the early part of June.
Josh Johnson's MRI comes back negative | 05/06/2013 6:37 PM
NewsAn MRI on Josh Johnson's triceps has come back negative.
Shi Davidi on Twitter
ImpactGood news. Johnson will resume throwing on Thursday and is expected to need a couple rehab starts before rejoining the Blue Jays' rotation. Ricky Romero is occupying his spot in the rotation for now.
Josh Johnson (triceps) will make next start | 05/01/2013 4:26 PM
NewsJosh Johnson (triceps) is on track to make his next scheduled start, Friday against the Mariners.
John Lott on Twitter
ImpactJohnson was scratched last Friday because of minor tightness in his right triceps muscle. An MRI taken earlier this week came back clean and he told reporters on Wednesday afternoon that he was feeling much better.
| 04/27/2013 2:11 PM
NewsJosh Johnson (triceps) said that an MRI on Friday confirmed he isn't dealing with any structural damage.
John Lott on Twitter
Josh Johnson (triceps) undergoes MRI | 04/26/2013 5:02 PM
NewsJosh Johnson (triceps) was sent for an MRI on Friday.
Shi Davidi on Twitter
ImpactJohnson was scratched from Friday's start against the Yankees due to right triceps tightness, but the hope is that he'll only have to miss one start. While MRI results aren't yet known, the Blue Jays are confident that it will come back clean. Aaron Laffey is starting in his place Friday night against New York.
Josh Johnson (triceps) scratched from start | 04/26/2013 9:15 AM
NewsJosh Johnson has been scratched from Friday's start against the Yankees due to right triceps tightness.
Jerry Crasnick on Twitter
ImpactThe Blue Jays are saying the move is precautionary and are hoping that Johnson will be ready for his next scheduled outing. Aaron Laffey will get the ball in his place.
Josh Johnson (biceps) could be scratched Fri. | 04/26/2013 12:30 AM
NewsJosh Johnson could be scratched from Friday's start against the Yankees due to biceps soreness.
Jeff Passan on Twitter
Josh Johnson hit hard by Yanks | 04/22/2013 1:19 PM
NewsJosh Johnson gave up four runs over 5 1/3 frames but escaped with a no-decision in Sunday's 8-4 win over the Yankees.
ImpactThe big right-hander allowed eight hits, walked three and struck out four. Johnson was terrific during spring training, but he's made only one good start in four tries since the regular season began. He'll look for better results next weekend in the Bronx.
Johnson bounces back against White Sox | 04/16/2013 10:11 PM
NewsJosh Johnson struck out eight batters and allowed two runs over seven innings, but the White Sox downed the Blue Jays on Tuesday.
ImpactJohnson allowed just four hits and two walks in his seven innings of work after lasting just 1 1/3 innings against the Red Sox his last time out. The 29-year-old still has a 6.91 ERA and 1.81 WHIP to show for his efforts, but the one bad start overshadows the two largely useful ones. Johnson isn't the dominant force he once was, but he can still help fantasy teams most times out.
Josh Johnson rocked in shortest career start | 04/11/2013 5:06 PM
NewsJosh Johnson was hammered for six earned runs over 1 1/3 innings Thursday in a loss to the Tigers.
ImpactIt was the shortest start of his career. Johnson's fastball velocity hovered around 88-89 mph, which might have been a product of the cold weather at Detroit's Comerica Park. The right-hander now has an 11.05 ERA and 2.73 WHIP in two starts this season. He'll get the White Sox next.
Josh Johnson strikes out six in Jays' debut | 04/05/2013 10:44 PM
NewsJosh Johnson racked up six strikeouts in his Blue Jays debut Friday, but came away with a no-decision after surrendering three runs on nine hits over six frames against the Red Sox.
ImpactJohnson also issued two free passes on the evening. A two-run homer from Mike Napoli in the fifth inning provided the biggest blow against him. His velocity and movement on his pitches looked good, but he did struggle with his command at times. He'll again attempt to earn his first win in the American League when he takes on the Tigers in Detroit on Thursday.
Josh Johnson strikes out eight Phillies | 03/25/2013 4:16 PM
NewsJosh Johnson was stellar against the Phillies on Monday, striking out eight in 5 1/3 scoreless innings.
ImpactIt's an especially impressive feat given the way the wind was howling. Johnson has a 1.13 ERA and a 21/1 K/BB ratio in 16 innings this spring. He's a difficult guy to rely on, but it looks like he'll be one of the AL's best pitchers in the early going.
John Johnson strikes out five Yankees | 03/14/2013 5:31 PM
NewsJosh Johnson allowed one run and two hits in three innings and struck out five Thursday versus the Yankees.
ImpactJohnson has been throwing more sinkers this spring, and it's working for him so far. He doesn't quite have the same stuff he did a few years back, so his Cy Young-type upside is probably gone. He could still be very, very good, though.
Josh Johnson perfect for 3 2/3 innings | 03/08/2013 3:38 PM
NewsJosh Johnson retired all 11 batters he faced, striking out five of them, Friday against the Braves.
ImpactJohnson has been sharp this spring, allowing just one run and two hits in 7 1/3 innings. He's yet to walk a batter. The switch from the NL to the AL hurts Johnson's ERA and WHIP upside in mixed leagues, but he has the stuff to handle the move better than most National League pitchers would. Plus, he's due much better run support than usual as a member of the Blue Jays.
Josh Johnson goes two hitless | 02/25/2013 5:30 PM
NewsJosh Johnson worked two hitless innings, striking out two, against the Red Sox on Monday.
ImpactJohnson allowed one hit and hit a batter in his first appearance in a Jays uniform. He's indicated that he intends to focus more on his curve this spring after turning to it with greater frequency in the second half of last year.
|Date||Team||Opp||GS||DEC||YTD W||YTD L||YTD SV||YTD ERA||CG||SHO||IP||H||R||ER||HR||BB||K||Status|
Career Regular Season Statistics
Career Highs (SEASON)
|Innings Pitched||209||2009 (Fla)|
|Games Started||33||2009 (Fla)|
|Completed Games||2||2009 (Fla)|
|Hits Allowed||184||2009 (Fla)|
|Runs Allowed||84||2012 (Mia)|
|Earned Runs Allowed||81||2012 (Mia)|
|Home Runs Allowed||15||2013 (Tor)|
|Earned Run Average||2.30||2010 (Fla)|