Josh Johnson halts comeback from Tommy John surgery due to tingling in fingers


Padres right-hander Josh Johnson has experienced yet another setback as he tries to return from yet another arm injury.

Johnson, who underwent Tommy John elbow surgery 14 months ago, cut short Monday’s simulated game after just three pitches due to tingling in his fingers.

Here’s what he told Kirk Kenney of the San Diego Union Tribune:

It’s not fun to go through, that’s for sure. I woke up today and I’m not even that sore. That’s the thing with nerves–you’re not really going to get that sore, but it’s whenever you’re throwing and it’s not a real comfortable feeling. We’ll figure it out tomorrow and knock it out.

Johnson hasn’t thrown a pitch in the majors since 2013, when he had a 6.20 ERA in 16 starts for the Blue Jays, and has topped 100 innings in a season just three times since a great rookie showing in 2006.

Houston’s Yordan Alvarez leaves game with ankle discomfort

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HOUSTON — Houston slugger Yordan Alvarez left the Astros’ game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the fifth inning with left ankle discomfort.

Alvarez, who is tied for second in the American League with 37 home runs, rolled his ankle running out of the box on a single in the first inning.

He looked to be in some pain as he jogged to first base and was checked on briefly by manager Dusty Baker and a trainer before remaining in the game. Serving as the designated hitter, he struck out in the third inning before being replaced by pinch-hitter David Hensley for his at-bat in the fifth.