Josh Johnson to see Dr. James Andrews about troublesome elbow
Padres right-hander Josh Johnson has not pitched this season due to an elbow problem, and now he is heading to see Dr. James Andrews.
Padres right-hander Josh Johnson will soon visit Dr. James Andrews about his problematic elbow, reports MLB.com's Corey Brock. The righty has not pitched this season after suffering a forearm/elbow strain in spring training.
"I don't know if I would say he's had a setback," said manager Bud Black to Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune. "He just hasn't gotten better."
Johnson, 30, had surgery to remove bone spurs from his elbow during the offseason. He has a history of arm problems, including Tommy John surgery in 2007 and shoulder inflammation in 2011.
In 16 starts and 81 1/3 innings for the Blue Jays last season, Johnson went 2-8 with a 6.20 ERA (66 ERA+). His last full, healthy season was 2012, when he went 8-4 with a 3.81 ERA (107 ERA+) for the Marlins.
The Padres signed Johnson to a one-year contract worth $8 million. If he makes fewer than seven starts this season, the team gets a $4 million club option for 2015.
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