Mon, 13 Apr 2015 16:23:49 -0700
San Diego Padres SP Josh Johnson (elbow) had another successful bullpen session Monday, April 13, in which he threw all of his pitches. He will pitch in minor league games next month.
Fantasy Tip: Johnson could be a rotation option for the Padres in a couple months, depending on how Ian Kennedy (hamstring) comes back from his injury. He's a stash option right now for NL-only owners. Keep him on your radar in deep mixed leagues and monitor his progress.
Fri, 10 Apr 2015 10:29:15 -0700
San Diego Padres SP Odrisamer Despaigne is expected to replace SP Ian Kennedy (hamstring) in the starting rotation. SP Josh Johnson (elbow) could be an option for the rotation in around six weeks.
Fantasy Tip: Despaigne's ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) fantasy baseball value increases a good deal now that Kennedy is hurt. He's relevant now in deep mixed leagues now that he has a rotation spot in the short term, and he'll be an attractive FantasyScore option in the right matchups.
Sun, 05 Apr 2015 16:15:19 -0700
San Diego Padres SP Josh Johnson (elbow) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday, April 5.
Fantasy Tip: Johnson hasn't made more than 16 starts since 2012 with the Miami Marlins and missed the entire 2014 season due to injury. If Johnson is ever able to put the injuries behind him he could become a viable fantasy option, as he'll play his home games in one of the league's most pitcher-friendly ballparks. Johnson will need to prove he still has something to offer before owners reinvest.
Mon, 23 Mar 2015 13:12:47 -0700
San Diego Padres SP Josh Johnson (elbow) threw 20 fastballs at 50% during a bullpen session Monday, March 23. It was his first bullpen session since he underwent Tommy John surgery last April.
Fantasy Tip: Johnson hardly tips the fantasy scales at this point and is best viewed as a potential stash candidate in deep NL-only leagues. At 31, he is a far removed from the upside he flashed from 2009-2012, too. He remains a player to watch, though, and could have some impact later this season, especially in FantasyScore contests.
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 10:37:37 -0800
San Diego Padres SP Josh Johnson (elbow) is currently playing long toss three times a week from 180 feet, and he'll move back to 200-plus feet next week. Johnson is excited about the prospect of throwing a bullpen session soon as he returns from Tommy John surgery last April. His rehab program is going very well after not starting his throwing program until October.
Fantasy Tip: Johnson probably won't be able to pitch for the Friars until May or June. Starting pitchers often have some transition time when returning from TJS, too, so Johnson may not be back in peak for until much later this year or even next year. That means he shouldn't be on your radar in any mixed leagues, but he could be a stash option in cavernous NL-only formats.
Mon, 16 Feb 2015 07:40:32 -0800
San Diego Padres SP Josh Johnson (elbow) is projected to return from elbow surgery in May or June. The team doesn't want to push him for the start of the season.
Tue, 23 Dec 2014 00:35:29 -0800
The one-year deal between the San Diego Padres and SP Josh Johnson is not official yet. An agreement is not in place and Johnson has not taken a physical. It could be a few more days before the contract is finalized, and it would pay Johnson $1 million in base salary with $7.25 million in incentives.
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:45:20 -0800
Updating a previous report, free-agent SP Josh Johnson (Padres) signed a one-year contract with the San Diego Padres Thursday, Dec. 18. The deal is expected to be worth a bit less than $2 million, but incentives could make it worth as much as $8 million.
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:13:55 -0800
Free-agent SP Josh Johnson (Padres) is on the verge of signing a one-year contract with the San Diego Padres, according to sources. The deal is expected to include significant incentives for games started.
Sun, 16 Nov 2014 02:47:30 -0800
Free-agent SP Josh Johnson (Padres) is talking with five or six clubs, and the San Diego Padres are among those teams. Johnson has said the Padres remain his first choice.