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Josh Johnson out with triceps tightness

Apr 26, 2013, 9:34 AM EDT

Guys, you’re not gonna believe this, but Josh Johnson is hurt:


Nothing new for Johnson, of course. When he’s healthy he can be dominant, but since becoming a regular in 2006, Johnson has had Tommy John surgery and shoulder problems and other random ailments which have led to a lot of lost seasons. If this is another one — his last under contract — he’s going to be hard pressed to even find a job next year.

  1. pdowdy83 - Apr 26, 2013 at 9:40 AM

    Saying he will be hard pressed to find a job is a big stretch. Teams will always take a flyer on a pitcher of his talent level on a low risk signing. See Wang, Chien Meng; Sheets, Ben; Webb, Brandon and others for examples.

    The proper statement would be he will be hard pressed to find a big pay day.

  2. realgone2 - Apr 26, 2013 at 9:40 AM

    Stick a fork in him.

    • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Apr 26, 2013 at 10:33 AM

      Does that loosen triceps?

      • realgone2 - Apr 26, 2013 at 11:11 AM

        At this point he should try anthing

      • Old Gator - Apr 26, 2013 at 11:15 AM

        Marinate triceps overnight in papaya juice, roll them in cheesecloth and pound with a veal hammer. That will loosen the suckers up.

  3. unclemosesgreen - Apr 26, 2013 at 9:42 AM

    He might be back pretty quickly, at least he doesn’t have triceratops. That’s much worse.

    • Old Gator - Apr 26, 2013 at 12:38 PM

      Ackcherley, you could work those triceps with a thagomizer too, if it comes to that.

  4. dirtyharry1971 - Apr 26, 2013 at 9:53 AM

    Yea the Marlins knew exactly what they were doing when they traded with the bluejays, they handed off all their high priced, washed up players and took AA and the jays right to the cleaners. I am sorry to hear this however as i was looking forward to Johnson getting pounded again tonight…

    • Old Gator - Apr 26, 2013 at 12:41 PM

      Your posts would be less belabored, and as amusing as you’d like them to be, if the overall stats even remotely supported them. But what of that? You have Rasmus, Lawrie and the shell of Bautista to play with. When I was a kid, I would have gotten bored with my Tonka backhoe in half the time it’s taken you to give up on the ex-Feesh.

  5. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Apr 26, 2013 at 10:36 AM

    One funny thing about that trade: everyone thought adding those players would make the Jays the instant favorites to win the AL East, if not more. The thing is, those same players didn’t help the Marlins/Mets come within sniffing distance of a playoff spot in 2012. Sure, the Jays had more talent on their team to begin with, but I have thought all along that the perceived advantage gained by adding this group of players had been grossly overstated.

    • realgone2 - Apr 26, 2013 at 11:18 AM

      Hasn’t anyone figured out that everytime a team makes huge signings and trades the media hypes them and that the media usually ends up wrong?

  6. tc4306 - Apr 26, 2013 at 12:07 PM

    Is triceps tightness anything like “short right field porch disease?”

  7. kevinbnyc - Apr 26, 2013 at 1:11 PM

    I wonder if this is also related to him having bad posture his whole life.

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