Padres pitcher Josh Johnson will be undergoing a third Tommy John surgery soon, sources have told CBS Sports MLB Insider Jon Heyman. Johnson, who has experienced a setback in his latest comeback attempt while on a rehab assignment, could have the procedure scheduled as early as next week. The right-hander signed a one-year deal with San Diego over the offseason, but has not been able to pitch for them. He has not appeared in a major league game since Aug. 6, 2013.
Elbow discomfort caused Padres pitcher Josh Johnson to be removed from his rehab start last week, reports the San Diego Union-Tribune. Johnson is recovering from his second Tommy John surgery and will miss the rest of the season. He will consult Dr. James Andrews on Tuesday. "It's concerning, especially for a guy like Josh," assistant general manager Fred Uhlman Jr. said. "In my time here, he's worked as hard or harder than anybody to come back from these types of surgeries. From the training room to the weight room to the mound, he's put in a lot of effort. Until we see him, until our doctors take a look at him, we can't [update his status], but it's disappointing for him because we were hoping to get him 25 pitches [on Friday] and go on to the next outing on Monday."
Padres pitcher Josh Johnson left Friday's rehab game after facing one hitter, reports the San Diego Union-Tribune. Johnson left with a trainer, but the injury is not known. Johnson is coming off Tommy John surgery. Friday was his first rehab assignment game since the surgery.
Padres starter Josh Johnson, who is coming off Tommy John surgery, will begin a rehab stint Friday with Class A Advanced Lake Elsinore, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune. If that appearance goes smoothly, Johnson will pitch another inning for the same team Monday. Johnson has not pitched in a major league game since the summer of 2013. He has not completed a season without a major injury since 2012.
Padres pitcher Josh Johnson was able to throw 15 pitches during a simulated game on Tuesday and reported no issues, reports the San Diego Union-Tribune. Johnson is recovering from his second Tommy John surgery and hopes to begin his rehab assignment over the weekend.