Josh Johnson SP SD 2 hours ago

Johnson (elbow) threw a 40-pitch bullpen session Friday, MLB.com's Corey Brock reports.

The Padres will soon map out a rehab plan for Johnson in the minor leagues, and it could be a drawn out process as there is currently no room for him in the big league rotation.

Josh Johnson SP SD 2 weeks ago

Johnson threw another bullpen session Monday and will begin pitching in minor league games in May, MLB.com's Corey Brock reports.

Johnson was able to throw all of his pitches during the bullpen session and continues to progress toward game action. As long as he stays on track, he'll begin pitching in minor league games some time next month.

Josh Johnson SP SD 2 weeks ago

Johnson (elbow) said his delivery feels better than it has at any point since 2011, Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports.

While Johnson's optimism should obviously be taken with a grain of salt, he does seem to be making decent progress in his recovery from April 2014 Tommy John surgery. He threw his first bullpen session March 23, and is scheduled to toss another one Monday. Johnson could be big-league ready as soon as late May or early June, but it's not clear that the Padres will have a role for him.

Josh Johnson SP SD 3 weeks ago

Johnson (elbow) was placed on the 15-day DL, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Johnson threw a bullpen session last week for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery 11 months ago. The 31-year-old appears to be on track to return to major league action around the end of May or beginning of June.

Josh Johnson SP SD 1 month ago

Johnson (elbow) threw his first bullpen session of the spring, pitching 20 fastballs at 50 percent, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

It was Johnson's first bullpen session since undergoing Tommy John surgery 11 months ago, and he appears to be progressing well. The mound work is another step in the right direction and barring any setbacks, the 31-year-old appears to be on track to return to major league action around the end of May or beginning of June.

Josh Johnson SP SD 1 month ago

Johnson (elbow), who is slated to throw a bullpen session Monday, is progressing well and threw off flat-ground on Friday, MLB.com reports.

Johnson is less than a year removed from his second Tommy John surgery, but has been able to put in the rehab and flat-ground work this spring to move to throwing off a mound. If all goes well and Johnson continues to progress without any setbacks, he could be back in the major leagues by late May or early June.

Josh Johnson SP SD 1 month ago

Johnson (elbow) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session March 23, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

The mound session will mark Johnson's first since he underwent his second career Tommy John surgery close to 11 months ago. Johnson has been long-tossing in camp without issue, and is slated to throw to a catcher on flat ground several times before advancing to elevated ground. It appears the right-hander is on track to be ready for big-league action around late May or early June, barring a setback.

Josh Johnson SP SD 1 month ago

Johnson (elbow) will throw on flat ground Friday, moving closer to his first bullpen session, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Johnson continues to work his way back from the his second Tommy John surgery last April, and it appears he is moving in the right direction. His return to game action is likely a ways off still, but he could return to the starting rotation within the first couple months of the season if all goes well.

Josh Johnson SP SD 2 months ago

Johnson is slated to throw to on flat ground next week and could throw a bullpen session within the next couple of weeks, The San Diego Union-Trubunereports.

Johnson is scheduled to long-toss this week and will throw to a catcher on flat ground next week. This is a good sign for Johnson, who is trying to make a comeback after undergoing his second Tommy John surgery last April. At this rate, it looks as though Johnson could be up with the major league club in early June.

Josh Johnson SP SD 2 months ago

Johnson (elbow) could throw a bullpen session as early as next week, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Johnson will likely continue to be dealt with conservatively, as the report notes that it wouldn't be surprising if the session was pushed back another week. The Padres are anticipating a return in either May or June for the right-hander, who continues his recovery from Tommy John surgery last April. A wait-and-see approach continues to be the optimal strategy for Johnson in most formats.