Josh Johnson, aiming for comeback, to have third Tommy John surgery

Padres right-hander Josh Johnson, still aiming for another comeback, is having a third Tommy John surgery soon, according to sources.

Johnson, who recently had a setback in his latest comeback attempt while on a rehab pitching assignment, is scheduling it soon, likely sometime next week.

Johnson, a former Marlins star, signed a one-year deal with the Padres over the winter after signing a one-year deal with them the year before, but he wasn't able to pitch either year. He is 58-45 lifetime with a 3.40 ERA and last pitched in the big leagues in 2013.

Johnson, at one time one of the better pitchers in the National League, led the NL with a 2.30 ERA in 2010.

Josh Johnson
Josh Johnson will undergo a third Tommy John surgery soon. (USATSI)
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