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  1. 2014 Trade Deadline Tracker

    Jul 31, 2014, 4:15 PM EDT

    David Price

    Recapping all of Thursday’s dealings in one spot.

  2. Henderson Alvarez leaves start with stiff right elbow

    May 28, 2014, 9:45 PM EDT

    henderson alvarez getty

    The elbow injury epidemic simply can’t be stopped. CSNWashington.com’s Mark Zuckerman reports that Marlins right-hander Henderson Alvarez was removed from his start Wednesday night against the Nationals after experiencing stiffness in his pitching elbow.

  3. Injured Josh Johnson is now a defacto coach for the Padres

    May 12, 2014, 12:51 PM EDT

    San Diego Padres Photo Day

    Josh Johnson is out for the season following a second Tommy John elbow surgery and never even got to throw a regular season pitch for the Padres, but now he’s keeping busy by coaching the other pitchers on San Diego’s staff.

  4. Josh Johnson needs a second Tommy John surgery

    Apr 23, 2014, 5:02 PM EDT

    San Diego Padres Photo Day

    Another sad chapter in Josh Johnson’s injury wrecked career, as the right-hander will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery without ever throwing a regular season pitch for the Padres.

  5. Josh Johnson to visit Dr. James Andrews … again

    Apr 15, 2014, 11:28 PM EDT

    josh johnson getty

    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.

  6. 2014 Preview: San Diego Padres

    Mar 27, 2014, 6:00 PM EDT

    Bud Black Getty

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The San Diego Padres The Big Question: Can the Padres stay healthy enough to surprise? The last two years with…

  7. Josh Johnson will go on the disabled list again

    Mar 22, 2014, 8:20 PM EDT

    San Diego Padres Photo Day

    Padres starter Josh Johnson will start the regular season on the disabled list with a strained flexor muscle, Bill Shaikin of the L.A. Times reports. MLB.com’s Corey Brock adds that Johnson is expected to miss a month to five weeks. The right-hander was having a decent spring in limited playing time, posting a 3.38 ERA…

  8. Andrew Cashner to start Opening Day for Padres

    Mar 20, 2014, 10:29 PM EDT

    Andrew Cashner Getty

    Padres manager Bud Black announced earlier this evening that right-hander Andrew Cashner will start the team’s season opener against the Dodgers on March 30. It will be the first Opening Day assignment of his career. Once a top pitching prospect with the Cubs, Cashner dealt with a bunch of injuries early on his career, but…

  9. Josh Johnson is feeling good heading into spring training

    Feb 8, 2014, 11:05 PM EDT

    Josh Johnson Getty

    Padres starter Josh Johnson has been a Major League regular for eight seasons, but has been able to cross the 100-inning threshold just four times. The right-hander has famously had trouble staying healthy and it was the case last year after coming to the Blue Jays in a mega-trade with the Marlins. He made only…

  10. Ranking the worst off-seasons so far

    Dec 29, 2013, 7:05 PM EDT

    Robinson Cano

    Following up the ranking of the five best off-seasons thus far, let’s take a look at the five worst. 26. Minnesota Twins — The Twins won 66 games in 2013 but help is on the horizon. They have one of the best Minor League systems around and it’s only a matter of time before the…

  11. 2014 Free Agent Tracker

    Dec 25, 2013, 12:26 AM EDT

    MLB: Yankees-Brian McCann Press Conference

    Here’s the rundown of where this winter’s top 150 free agents are landing, continuously updated throughout the offseason. Re-signings are posted in red, while players signing with new teams are in blue. Stars denote players who received qualifying offers and thus will cost their new team a draft pick if they sign elsewhere. (Non-tenders have…

  12. Padres, Eric Stults avoid arbitration with one-year deal

    Dec 2, 2013, 10:57 PM EDT

    Eric Stults

    FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that the Padres and left-hander Eric Stults have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.75 million contract. This is the first major payday for Stults, who has thrived since he was claimed off waivers from the White Sox in May of 2012, posting a 3.62 ERA over 47 starts…

  13. Report: Twins sign Phil Hughes for $24 million over three years

    Nov 30, 2013, 11:13 PM EDT

    Phil Hughes

    Phil Hughes will join Ricky Nolasco in a rebuilt Twins rotation, according to La Velle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, agreeing to a three-year, $24 million contract on Saturday. Hughes, the winter’s youngest free agent at age 27, is coming off a rough season in which he went 4-14 with a 5.19 ERA…

  14. Padres sign free agent right-hander Josh Johnson to one-year, $8 million contract

    Nov 19, 2013, 11:36 PM EDT

    josh johnson toronto getty

    Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com shares the following breaking news: Free-agent starter Josh Johnson has reached agreement on a one-year, guaranteed $8 million contract with the San Diego Padres, a baseball source told ESPN.com. The deal includes additional performance bonuses based on games started, the source said. Johnson was in San Diego for a physical exam…

  15. The Pirates are a finalist to sign Josh Johnson

    Nov 19, 2013, 3:40 PM EDT

    josh johnson blue jays getty

    In an offseason when players are making a lot more money than we thought they might, a guy with a of recent injuries who is probably only in the market for a one year, make-good deal might be worth the risk. Exhibit A: Josh Johnson, who is said to have interest from three or four…

  16. Report: Josh Johnson would prefer to pitch for the Giants or Padres

    Nov 18, 2013, 8:11 PM EDT

    josh johnson blue jays getty

    Free agent right-hander Josh Johnson has two teams at the top of his list among potential landing spots, both of whom could put him in excellent position for a rebound season. According to Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle, Johnson let the Giants and Padres know early on in the free agent process that…

  17. Josh Johnson drawing serious interest from Royals

    Nov 13, 2013, 10:00 PM EDT

    josh johnson blue jays getty

    The Royals had a cool 3.45 team ERA in 2013 that ranked sixth in the majors, but they still missed the playoffs and Ervin Santana is expected to leave as a free agent this offseason. So, yet again, Kansas City’s front office is on a search for starting pitching. ESPN’s Buster Olney hears that the…

  18. UPDATED: Everything about today’s qualifying offer deadline

    Nov 4, 2013, 5:10 PM EDT

    Robinson Cano

    Here’s the wrap on how Monday’s qualifying offer deadline went down. First, here’s a quick guide to the qualifying offers game: Teams are allowed to make $14.1 million qualifying offers to free agents they’ve employed for at least a year and thus secure a draft pick if they depart. That pick will come immediately following the…

  19. HardballTalk’s Top 150 Free Agents for 2014

    Nov 1, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Robinson Cano

    This year’s annual free agents column has expanded to a top 150, though I’m writing up just the top 55 (it was going to be 50, but I couldn’t help myself). The rest are presented in a list. Not included are players whose contract options are sure to be exercised. Players are ranked based not…

  20. Josh Johnson has surgery to remove bone spurs from elbow

    Oct 1, 2013, 1:48 PM EDT

    Josh Johnson

    Josh Johnson, who struggled all season before being shut down in late August, underwent surgery to remove bone spurs from his elbow, according to Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors. Dr. James Andrews did the honors and Johnson is expected to be fully healthy for spring training, although Johnson being fully healthy ever again is…

  21. Henderson Alvarez with the unlikeliest of no-hitters

    Sep 29, 2013, 3:51 PM EDT

    Henderson Alvarez

    Actually, it was prime no-hitter time: a meaningless game on the final day of the season. The opposing team had nothing to play for and thus started several backups. The umps were also looking to get things over with in a hurry. If there was ever a day for Henderson Alvarez to throw a no-no,…

  22. Josh Johnson shut down for the season

    Aug 28, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

    Josh Johnson

    Josh Johnson met with Dr. James Andrews, who advised the Blue Jays to shut down the injured right-hander for the remainder of the season. However, the good news is that Dr. Andrews also determined that Johnson doesn’t need surgery on the strained forearm that’s sidelined him for the past three weeks. Toronto acquired Johnson as…

  23. Royals acquire Emilio Bonifacio from Blue Jays

    Aug 14, 2013, 1:16 PM EDT

    Emilio Bonifacio

    Sunday afternoon the Royals acquired Jamey Carroll from the Twins and today they added another veteran utility man, trading a player to be named later or cash to the Blue Jays for Emilio Bonifacio. Not so long ago Bonifacio looked like a potential everyday player, but the speedy switch-hitter has been terrible this season while…

  24. Blue Jays place Josh Johnson back on disabled list

    Aug 13, 2013, 6:41 PM EDT

    josh johnson getty

    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 MLB.com’s Gregor Chisholm, the right-hander was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday — for the second…

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