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Blue Jays place Josh Johnson back on disabled list

Aug 13, 2013, 6:41 PM EDT

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Josh Johnson was supposed to help lead the Blue Jays’ big franchise turnaround this season and then strike it rich on the free agent market this winter.

But none of that stuff will wind up happening.

According to’s Gregor Chisholm, the right-hander was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday — for the second time this year — due to lingering forearm tightness. He missed all of May with a triceps issue and has posted a brutal 6.20 ERA and 1.66 WHIP in 16 starts this season when healthy. The last-place Jays will carry a 54-64 record into Tuesday night’s series-opener against the Red Sox.

Johnson, 29, entered the 2013 season — his contract year — with a 133 career ERA+. It’s now 124.

  1. maritime85 - Aug 13, 2013 at 6:46 PM

    this guy done or what?

  2. proudlycanadian - Aug 13, 2013 at 7:05 PM

    I am surprised that Harry hasn’t added his 1 cent worth by now.

    Rasmus is also hurting (oblique) and if he does not get well by tomorrow, a DL stint is likely for him.

    • Old Gator - Aug 13, 2013 at 9:29 PM

      I would only disagree with Drew’s comment “when healthy.” I doubt if he’s actually been healthy all season. He’s also got knee problems, right? If his velocity is still near normal but his location has been poor, you have to think that the knee pain, or the arm pain, is affecting his concentration and hence his delivery. I can’t blame him for trying, or at least wanting, to pitch through the distraction of the discomfort, especially in a walk year, but let’s face it – he probably did more harm to himself by not just staying on the DL until he finally dealt with his orthopedic issues.

      • dirtyharry1971 - Aug 14, 2013 at 12:30 AM

        You would disagree with the captain of the Titanic if he told you that your clothes might get wet. In otherwords you talk out of your A$$

      • Old Gator - Aug 14, 2013 at 5:40 AM

        That’s twice on one thread that you’ve failed to capitalize or punctuate correctly and misspelled “ass.” See my comments below.

    • dirtyharry1971 - Aug 14, 2013 at 12:29 AM

      This breaks my heart!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Come on AA you were on a Roll here brother!! Please, oh please god make the jays resign this guy??? I bet you!!! He is a perfect fit with the losing situation that has become Toronto bluejays for the past 20+ Years!!! Don’t let this guy go!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

      Hey best of luck Josh, we hope to see you pitching in Toronto for many years to come, get well soon brother!!!!!!!!!!

      • Old Gator - Aug 14, 2013 at 5:38 AM

        Poor Dim One Note Harry couldn’t resist primping his lowlife creds by making fun of a guy with medical issues. You have to wonder what motivates someone to go to such lengths to convince his betters that he’s a certified slug. But then, as the Prince of Putzes has reminded us so often, he’s pretty much forgotten everything he ever knew about baseball – which I assume wasn’t all that much to begin with – so even if he makes a toad of himself, he has to come on here and blather biliously about something.

  3. jimmymarlinsfan - Aug 13, 2013 at 7:21 PM

    It’s all Jeff Loria’s fault

    • Old Gator - Aug 13, 2013 at 9:20 PM

      And you’re actually stupid enough to believe that that’s even relevant enough to be ironic.

      • dirtyharry1971 - Aug 14, 2013 at 12:32 AM

        and you are stupid enough to believe the lone gun man in the JFK killing. So your point is what? You have your head up your a$$?

      • Old Gator - Aug 14, 2013 at 5:09 AM

        What special educational facility i taught you how to spell “ass” with two dollar signs? Or was this one of those deals where the local junior school had you classified as so irremediably objectionable that the local Miscreant Care Department sent an intern to your trailer and had you homeschooled? You know, “Poor Dim One Note Harry can’t control his sphincter because it’s located just below his nose, so we can’t have him distracting the kids who want to learn.” Is it perhaps possible that you actually found a special ed instructor as vapid and mindless as you are?

        Or am I just being unfair, and your caseworker just hasn’t gotten around to history, spelling or punctuation yet?

        By the way, I love this tag team arrangement you seem to have fallen into with Jimmytheloriagull. It’s like watching Bruno Sammartino and Cowboy Billy Watts again – on dialysis and crutches.

      • jimmymarlinsfan - Aug 14, 2013 at 11:18 AM

        And you are stupid enough to keep teams together that finish dead last comfortably

      • Old Gator - Aug 14, 2013 at 1:02 PM

        Would you care to restate that? It’s completely incoherent.

    • dirtyharry1971 - Aug 14, 2013 at 12:31 AM

      actually Jeff knew exactly what he was doing in this trade, its AA’s fault!! He took on the bag of crap and got nothing in return!!! Good for Jeff!!

      • Old Gator - Aug 14, 2013 at 5:12 AM

        I think it’s perfect that you and Scrooge McLoria have had a meeting of the minds. That’s like a Vulcan mind meld between a hyena and a cockaroach.

      • jimmymarlinsfan - Aug 14, 2013 at 11:15 AM

        And bingo was his name-o. Just don’t tell Gator the Jays are in last. He would want to keep the team together so they can finish in last again the next year

      • Old Gator - Aug 14, 2013 at 1:13 PM

        Ah, there’s Jimmytheloriagull pushing back the envelope of irrelevance again.

        Earth to hopeless moron: there are ways of rebuilding teams that don’t involve reducing them to K-Mart level discount rubble. You and Poor Dim One Note Harry are the Bernoulli twins of recalcitrant incomprehension – both stuck on the same sound bytes, both equally immune to reality, both apparently just as proud of your density and ignorance. Ways of trading and signing players that build upon your assets in a positive way, rather than looking for the cheapest, most profitable way (after calculating your luxury tax income from teams that actually want to win) at the expense of your record, your fans and, in the case of that loathsome two-bit bagman you so admire, of the financial condition of the entire community you infect. Yes, the Jays are terrible this year – thanks for the heads-up – but at least they’re not terrible for want of trying to improve. The question is, do you prefer your abject failure with or without intending better? I know the answer in your case. Pathetic.

        Of course, when the owner of the team is a bloodsucking leech interested only in lining his pockets, to hell with the community, the team and the fans, he needs dimwitted suckers like you to inject a little humor into the disaster he’s promulgated on so many levels. You, like Scrooge McLoria and his Chihuahua, are a couple of sorry jokes.

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