RHP Josh Johnson will try to throw off a mound in the next day or two, but the Marlins are not expecting him to make another start for them this year, according to baseball operations president Larry Beinfest.

"Maybe in our mini camp. Maybe in simluated action," he said.

"He is just getting on the mound now, and he has 27 days to get all the way ramped up. We just want to get him on the mound, even if it's simulated in Jupiter and just have him feel good and tell us that he feels good…

"You rewind this whole thing we thought it was gonna be a two-week thing and that was four months ago."

Beinfest it's premature to speculate on whether Hanley Ramirez will return.

Surgery is an option and a source said the recovery could be four to eight months depending on the severity of the injury.

Beinfest did not address surgery other than it being a possiblity.

"The bottom line is he's not on the field and the days are clicking away here in the season," he said.