Johnson (elbow) has been playing catch several days per week, having thrown out to a maximum of 90 feet, WEEI.com reports. Johnson experienced some elbow discomfort during a minor-league start and August and was eventually shut down for the regular season. An MRI revealed no structural damage and Johnson avoided a surgical intervention. He made his MLB debut last season, making one start in July for Boston, but probably is most likely headed back to Triple-A Pawtucket to start the 2016 season.
Red Sox pitcher Brian Johnson is scheduled for an exam on his elbow Oct. 1, The Boston Globe reports. The left-handed Johnson has not pitched since Aug. 2. Surgery is a possibility as the Red Sox attempt to figure out what exactly is the best course of action for Johnson, who has been doing rehab work for the last month.
Red Sox manager John Farrell did not have good news for reporters Tuesday regarding starting pitcher prospect Brian Johnson, who is dealing with an irritation in the ulnar nerve area in his elbow. He is shut down indefinitely at Triple-A Pawtucket. Johnson, who last pitched Sunday for Pawtucket, is 1-0 with a 0.87 ERA in two starts (10 1/3 innings) since his demotion in late July.
Red Sox pitching prospect Brian Johnson has been placed on the minor league disabled list due to elbow tightness, according to WEEI.com. Johnson was forced to leave his start with Triple-A Pawtucket on Sunday with the discomfort in his elbow. He went four innings, allowing two hits and a run with three walks and three strikeouts. He is expected to have further tests on Tuesday before any further details are provided. Red Sox manager John Farrell had said last week that Johnson, who made his MLB debut on July 21, would be rejoining the rotation soon. But those plans have been put on hold while Johnson deals with the elbow injury.
Red Sox top pitching prospects Brian Johnson and Henry Owens have not been promoted yet, but will be placed in the rotation soon. That was the word Wednesday from John Farrell, per the Boston Globe, which is further reporting that the team will be sticking with its current rotation at least through this weeend. Johnson, who started one game for Boston earlier this season, is 9-6 with a 2.54 ERA at Triple-A Pawtucket. He has allowed just 72 hits in 92 innings and has fanned 87. Owens is 3-7 with a 3.25 ERA and has been particularly impressively lately with seven quality starts in his last eight outings.