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Johnson's season hanging in balance

Posted on: July 26, 2011 12:33 pm
Edited on: July 26, 2011 5:40 pm
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By Matt Snyder

Marlins ace Josh Johnson is facing a big test in the upcoming two weeks, in terms of if he'll be able to return to action this season. He hasn't thrown a baseball this entire month, but reportedly really wants to pitch again for the Marlins this season. He has been working to strengthen his right shoulder and has reportedly done so. Now, he's believed to be close to a throwing program. The plan is for Johnson to begin a throwing program "later this week or early next." (The Fish Pond)

If Johnson's able to do that, he'll be back in September. If not, he's likely out for the remainder of the season.

Johnson was one of the best pitchers in baseball through six weeks of the 2011 season. He was 3-1 with a 1.64 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 56 strikeouts in 60 1/3 innings before succumbing to right shoulder inflammation. He was on his way to a third straight All-Star appearance and looked like a Cy Young candidate for the second consecutive season.

Unfortunately, Johnson is no stranger to lost seasons. He had Tommy John surgery in 2007.

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hotmeuly
Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 21, 2011 4:18 pm
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peulouy
Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 8, 2011 11:20 pm
 

Johnson's season hanging in balance

Good put up, this is. It is solidly special to arrive spanning any kind of fill out that will be valua ble.



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: July 26, 2011 7:43 pm
 

Johnson's season hanging in balance

Don't worry about Slammin6. He's another pissed off Mets fan who jumped on the Yankees bandwagon.



Since: Sep 25, 2006
Posted on: July 26, 2011 7:20 pm
 

Johnson's season hanging in balance

The Marlins have outrageous ticket prices for the quality of that stadium.  Sell outfield cheap seats for 5 bucks a pop so at least someone's there to catch home run balls...



Since: May 19, 2007
Posted on: July 26, 2011 6:45 pm
 

Johnson's season hanging in balance

Slammin6, you are an absolute idiot. Just stupid. A whole bunch of us care, down here. TV ratings are through the roof. Last I checked, highest in the country (that could have changed, but you get my F'ng point). It's the owner that doesn't care about winning, so excuse me if I pay for fewer tickets, merchandise, etc. Some dumba$$ people, living north of here...

Johnson is one of the best pitchers in the country, and isn't old, by any means. If the kid could stay healthy, he'd be an absolute gift to fans of baseball, regardless of your allegience. I really hope he's able to come back, and be the star he can be. Everyone deserves to see this guy on the mound.



Since: Jun 17, 2011
Posted on: July 26, 2011 6:39 pm
 

Johnson's season hanging in balance

Boy do I hope you're right!  And THANK YOU!



Since: Sep 17, 2007
Posted on: July 26, 2011 6:17 pm
 

Johnson's season hanging in balance

I don't want to say Mark Prior but I can't help but say... Erik Bedard, Ben Sheets, Rich Harden: all guys who have had continual arm problems, who sprinkled in amazing stats between injuries but could never stay healthy enough to become a consistently effective pitcher over the long term. I don't want this to happen as I have vested fantasy interests in Johnson myself, but the guy's already had Tommy John once and another serious would be even harder to bounce back from.



Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: July 26, 2011 6:05 pm
 

Johnson's season hanging in balance

I'm not a Marlins fan, so the only thing I care about concerning Josh Johnson is my fantasy roster.  He is a CBS un-droppable player, he's wasting a space on my bench and simply a fantasy bust this year.



Since: Dec 18, 2007
Posted on: July 26, 2011 5:47 pm
 

Johnson's season hanging in balance

Even if he does come back this season, I dont see him finishing the year. It just makes more sense to shut him down, again. Too bad, the kid has so much promise.


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