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.