Padres “working” to re-sign Josh Johnson


San Diego declined a $4 million option on Josh Johnson after he missed the entire season following Tommy John elbow surgery, but Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Padres are now “working” to re-sign him.

When healthy Johnson has a long history of being an elite starter–he led the league in ERA in 2010 and from 2008-2012 he threw 732 innings with a 3.06 ERA–but unfortunately his injury history is even longer.

After an injury wrecked 2013 season with the Blue Jays he signed a one-year, $8 million deal with the Padres, but then got hurt in spring training and went under the knife.