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Josh Johnson to visit Dr. James Andrews … again

Apr 15, 2014, 11:28 PM EDT

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Josh Johnson‘s arm injury woes continue.

According to Corey Brock of MLB.com, the right-handed starter is still being bothered by discomfort in his forearm and will be examined next week by Dr. James Andrews. Johnson had his Tommy John surgery conducted in August 2007 by Andrews.

Hey, maybe this time he’ll get a discount.

Johnson pitched just 81 1/3 innings last season for the Blue Jays — to the tune of a 6.20 ERA — and opened the 2014 season on the disabled list. He reported feeling good after an April 2 cortisone shot, but not much tangible progress has been made.

“It still drives me crazy,” the 30-year-old Johnson told MLB.com on Tuesday evening. “It’s a waiting game. We just want to do what we can to make sure it’s 100 percent. …¬†We’ll know more next week.

  1. doctortyler - Apr 15, 2014 at 11:41 PM

    This is such a shame. I loved watching this guy pitch for the Marlins, and I’ve always rooted for him. I remember watching Roy Halladay’s perfect game, live, expecting to see a great pitching match-up. If it wasn’t for the error, I honestly don’t know if Roy would have gotten his perfect game, with Philadelphia’s offense going through a bit of a slump at that time. That’s the only time I’ve ever rooted against this guy, and I sincerely hope he comes back and has one heck of a career.

  2. ch0psuey - Apr 16, 2014 at 2:41 AM

    Was very excited to see him pitch for the Padres. Such a shame he is hurt again.

  3. proudlycanadian - Apr 16, 2014 at 6:28 AM

    It is a shame to see this happen again. He seems to be a decent person as well as a talented pitcher.

    In the off season, his agent tried to talk the Jays into making him a qualifying offer. Fortunately for the Jays, they did not.

  4. Eutaw's Finest - Apr 16, 2014 at 6:53 AM

    Nothing in life is certain except death, taxes, and Josh Johnson injuries.

  5. southpaw2k - Apr 16, 2014 at 8:18 AM

    Man, I’m hard pressed to figure out which pitcher had a worse amount of luck when it came to bad injuries that had limited a promising career – Josh Johnson or Mark Prior.

    • Alex K - Apr 16, 2014 at 8:48 AM

      I’m going to go with Prior. He was a better prospect, and when he was healthy he was a better pitcher.

  6. chc4 - Apr 16, 2014 at 8:23 AM

    Pretty sure he will never be 100%.

  7. vanmorrissey - Apr 16, 2014 at 10:25 AM

    Friars knew when they signed him it was a risk but you’d think with his health issues and lack of innings pitched that the last thing you’d expect it to be is anther TJ. Too early for that but he’s damaged goods, unfortunately.

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