facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Padres sign pitcher Josh Johnson to one-year contract

Nov. 20, 2013 at 7:42 PM   |   Comments

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- The San Diego Padres said Wednesday they signed two-time all-star pitcher Josh Johnson to a one-year contract.

Terms of the deal weren't revealed, but MLB.com reported it was worth $8 million, with another $1.25 million available if the 29-year-old right-hander makes at least 26 starts in 2014.

Johnson recorded a 3.15 ERA over eight seasons with the Florida Marlins, including a league-best 2.30 ERA in 2010.

After being traded to the Toronto Blue Jays last season, however, he regressed to a 6.20 ERA in 16 starts before ending his season in August. He later had surgery to remove bone spurs and loose cartilage in the his pitching elbow.

"There's many ways to make a roster better, but we decided that if we could find a starting pitcher who could be difference-maker, we were going to go after it," Byrnes told the website.

"[Johnson] has led the league in ERA and has been a dominant pitcher, and we had the opportunity to sign him. We know there's risk, but we're very excited about the upside about what he can bring."

Topics: Josh Johnson
© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Lolo Jones praying for Oscar Pistorius; says father convicted of homicide, too Lolo Jones praying for Oscar Pistorius; says father convicted of homicide, too
2
Darrelle Revis sent home by Bill Belichick for being late to practice Darrelle Revis sent home by Bill Belichick for being late to practice
3
Andrew Hawkins jokingly kicks out 2-year-old son after learning he's not his favorite player Andrew Hawkins jokingly kicks out 2-year-old son after learning he's not his favorite player
4
Bills WR Goodwin doubtful vs. Jets
5
Gary Stevens accepts Breeders' Cup mount
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback