Padres re-sign Josh Johnson


Last offseason the Padres signed Josh Johnson to a one-year deal hoping the once-dominant right-hander would get healthy and bounce back, but instead he missed the entire season.

San Diego declined its $4 million option on Johnson, making him a free agent, but now Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that the Padres have re-signed him to a one-year deal worth $1 million in guaranteed money and $8.25 million in incentives.

Johnson has a 3.40 ERA with 915 strikeouts in 998 career innings and is still just 30 years old, so for a minimal commitment he definitely makes sense for the Padres. If they can get one healthy season combined between Johnson and Brandon Morrow they should be pretty happy.