Right-hander Josh Johnson will make a Triple-A rehab start with the Buffalo Bisons on Saturday, the Blue Jays announced. It will be his second rehab appearance and first at Triple-A since being placed on the DL earlier this month.
Johnson, 29, has been sidelined with inflammation in his right triceps. He's had shoulder and elbow -- specifically Tommy John surgery -- problems in the past, but this is the first time the triceps has acted up. He allowed one run in three innings for the team's High Class-A affiliate a few days ago, his first rehab game.
In his first season with the Toronto, Johnson has gone 0-1 with a 6.86 ERA in four starts. He went 8-14 with a 3.81 ERA in 31 starts for the Marlins last season before being acquired as part of the 12-player blockbuster this winter.
During Johnson's absence, the Blue Jays have used the likes of Ricky Romero, Chad Jenkins and Ramon Ortiz in the rotation. The team is also without lefty J.A. Happ, who is sidelined with a knee injury suffered as he collapsed to the ground following the line drive to his head earlier this month.