The Padres have re-signed pitcher Josh Johnson on a one-yer deal worth $1 million.
Johnson spent the 2014 season signed with the Padres but never pitched. The Padres are not about to give up there though and have re-signed Johnson to a one-year deal for the 2015 season. (Sound a lot like Mark Prior?)
There are incentives in Johnson’s deal that could push it north of $7 million. He is still said to be recovering form his second Tommy John surgery and may not be ready until late May or early June.
When healthy Johnson has proven he can be a top of the rotation starter. In parts of nine seasons Johnson is 58-45 with a 3.40 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP.
In other Padres news, Marlins pitcher Dan Haren is said to be holding out hope that he could end up with the team or the Angels. Haren made it clear prior to his trade from the Dodgers that he wanted to pitch on the west coast. Regardless the Doders are sending $10 million to the Marlins to cover his contract.