Manager Brian Snitker said Johnson (wrist) was "turning it loose" while taking indoor batting practice Monday, Kevin McAlpin of 680 The Fan reports.

This is a good sign for Johnson, who has been sidelined all season while recovering from a fractured wrist. Barring any setbacks, he's expected to head to extended spring training relatively soon to ramp up his rehab activities before eventually heading out on a minor-league rehab assignment.

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