Marlins ace Josh Johnson was unable to throw a bullpen session on Saturday due to lingering discomfort in his right shoulder and has now been ruled out for his scheduled Wednesday start, according to Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald.
Marlins interim manager Edwin Rodriguez hinted last week that Johnson might be shut down for the rest of the season as a precaution. It seems like the right course of action, even if the right-hander is simply dealing with routine soreness.
He is owed $35.25 million over the next three seasons and the Fish are well out of the running for a 2010 playoff spot.
The 26-year-old Johnson has turned in an 11-6 record, 2.30 ERA and 1.11 WHIP over 28 starts this year. He has fanned 186 batters in just over 183 innings.
KTAR News is reporting that Diamondbacks outfielder Yasmany Tomas was arrested on Thursday morning for driving faster than 100 MPH, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety. He was charged with reckless driving and criminal speeding.
The maximum sentence for a criminal speeding charge is up to 30 days in jail and a fine up to $500. It is considered a Class 3 misdemeanor. Tomas may also have his license suspended.
A Diamondbacks spokesperson said, “We are very disappointed to learn of this news. We are still gathering facts, and will refrain from further comment at this time as this is a pending legal matter.”
Tomas, 27, signed a six-year, $68.5 million contract with the Diamondbacks in December 2014 as an amateur free agent out of Cuba. He has mostly disappointed, owning a .769 OPS while playing subpar defense in the outfield as well as at third base, where the club briefly tried him. He battled a groin injury for most of the past season and ultimately underwent core muscle surgery in August.