Josh Johnson SP SD 4 days ago

Johnson (elbow) hopes to resume playing catch later this week, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Johnson was forced to skip a scheduled throwing session over the weekend after emerging from his last bullpen with what he described as "general soreness." It's a step back in his recovery from Tommy John surgery, but the right-hander seems convinced it will be a relatively small one.

Josh Johnson SP SD 6 days ago

Johnson (elbow) experienced some soreness after his bullpen session Tuesday, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

The Padres opted to cancel Johnson's scheduled throwing session Saturday, but the extent of this setback is uncertain. Johnson, who was transferred to the 60-day DL on Saturday, felt some soreness after a simulated game earlier this month as well.

Josh Johnson SP SD 7 days ago

Johnson (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day DL on Saturday.

This is merely a procedural move to free up a 40-man roster spot, as Johnson has missed close to 60 days already. Johnson, who is working his way back from a second Tommy John surgery, experienced a bit of setback earlier this month but could throw a simulated game at some point next week.

Josh Johnson SP SD 3 weeks ago

Johnson (elbow) experienced some soreness after pitching in a simulated game last week, but will play catch Wednesday or Thursday, Corey Brock of MLB.com reports.

Johnson has been progressing well through his recovery, and the reported soreness doesn't sound overly serious. There's still no word on when he'll begin a rehab assignment, but that situation should become more clear later in the week if he can get through his work Wednesday or Thursday without any setbacks.

Josh Johnson SP SD 1 month 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 months 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 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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.