Josh Johnson SP SD 3 weeks ago

San Diego Padres pitcher Josh Johnson will throw from 180 feet Sunday as part of his recovery from an elbow injury, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune. Johnson has yet to throw a pitch for the Padres after signing with the team in January, but he could join the big club in September if he can complete a rehab assignment free of setbacks. “We're always hopeful,” assistant general manager Fred Uhlman Jr. said. “He’s just starting to ramp up, so we can't answer that until he gets back up on a mound.” Johnson has started all but two games he has appeared in over his major league career, but it seems as though he will be worked out as a reliever in order to hasten his return. “I like starting,” Johnson said. “But whatever I can do to help the team.”

Josh Johnson SP SD 2 months ago

Johnson (elbow) indicated that his MRI results were inconclusive due to the scar tissue from his earlier Tommy John surgery, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. He began strength exercises again Sunday.

Johnson continues to work his way back from his second Tommy John surgery, but it's a slow process that could threaten to end his career if not done cautiously. The veteran hurler hasn't pitched in a game since 2013, but will continue rehabbing with the hopes of joining the Padres' rotation at some point this season.

Josh Johnson SP SD 2 months ago

Johnson's MRI will not be read until Monday, Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

The right-hander remains in limbo after being limited to just three pitches in a simulated game Monday, with the team having to wait to have the MRI results analyzed. Johnson, who is working his way back from a second Tommy John surgery, experienced tingling in his fingers during the sim game.

Josh Johnson SP SD 2 months ago

Johnson (elbow) will undergo testing Wednesday after being limited to just three pitches in a simulated game Monday, Jeff Sanders of the Union-Tribune reports.

This is concerning new for Johnson, who is trying to make a comeback from his second career Tommy John surgery. Sanders reported that Johnson's fingers were tingling during the simulated game, which forced him from the outing. Johnson's status should become more clear following Wednesday's testing.

Josh Johnson SP SD 3 months ago

Johnson (elbow) threw a bullpen session Saturday and has a simulated game scheduled for Monday, the Union-Tribune's Jeff Sanders reports.

Following the sim game there should be more information about how close Johnson is to going on a rehab assignment. If Johnson can make it all the way back to The Show he could challenge Odrisamer Despaigne for the No. 5 starter spot.

Josh Johnson SP SD 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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.