Report: Josh Johnson "may be done for the season"

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Initially said to be “50-50” for his scheduled Friday start, Josh Johnson is now having his injured back and shoulder examined by doctors in Florida and Joe Frisaro of MLB.com writes that the Marlins’ ace “may be done for the season.”
Or as manager Edwin Rodriguez put it: “We have to make sure that J.J. is OK, not only for the time being, but we have to make sure that his career is not in jeopardy.”
According to Frisaro the earliest Johnson would be cleared to start again is next Wednesday, and that’s assuming the tests clear him of anything serious.

Twins sign Michael Pineda to a two-year deal

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The Twins just announced that they have signed pitcher Michael Pineda to a two-year contract.

Pineda, 28, has a 4.05 career ERA and has struck out 9.1 batters per nine innings over 680 career major league innings.

Pineda underwent Tommy John surgery this past July, so the Twins are buying a 2018 filled mostly with rehab and a pitcher for 2019. As such, the deal is probably not too taxing financially, but could pay off pretty well for them if Pineda comes back strong.