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Marlins' Josh Johnson scratched from Wednesday start

Sep 12, 2010, 11:33 AM EDT

Marlins ace Josh Johnson was unable to throw a bullpen session on Saturday due to lingering discomfort in his right shoulder and has now been ruled out for his scheduled Wednesday start, according to Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald...

Marlins ace Josh Johnson was unable to throw a bullpen session on Saturday due to lingering discomfort in his right shoulder and has now been ruled out for his scheduled Wednesday start, according to Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald.

Marlins interim manager Edwin Rodriguez hinted last week that Johnson might be shut down for the rest of the season as a precaution.  It seems like the right course of action, even if the right-hander is simply dealing with routine soreness.

He is owed $35.25 million over the next three seasons and the Fish are well out of the running for a 2010 playoff spot.

The 26-year-old Johnson has turned in an 11-6 record, 2.30 ERA and 1.11 WHIP over 28 starts this year.  He has fanned 186 batters in just over 183 innings.

  1. Old Gator - Sep 13, 2010 at 7:38 AM

    Awww, why not trot him out there like Ricky Nolasco with his torn meniscus and let’s see if we can’t fray his rotator cuff a bit and lose him for half of next season too! That would save Scrooge McLoria the expense of flying another EYP in from AA ball, wouldn’t it?

  2. matt - Sep 13, 2010 at 12:13 PM

    As a Phillies fan I agree with protecting this fine pitcher. Yes, by all means sit him down on Wednesday. Why risk it?? And the fact that he was scheduled to face the Phillies? That has nothing to do with my concern for this mans health!!

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