Just because Josh Johnson is coming off a nightmarish season in Toronto doesn't mean the Twins should expect to lure the veteran right-hander with a multiyear discount deal.

Matt Sosnick, Johnson's agent, said Friday in a phone interview that his client still could receive a one-year qualifying offer of $14.1 million from the Blue Jays. Those offers must be extended by 4 p.m. Central time Monday and accepted or rejected by Nov. 12.

"If he doesn't get a qualifying offer from Toronto, I would expect Josh gets somewhere around what the qualifying offer is," Sosnick said of the Minneapolis native who moved to Oklahoma as a boy. "I think he's probably going to be the most approached free-agent pitcher out there."

A two-year deal or even one year with an option doesn't interest Johnson, who underwent surgery to remove bone chips from his elbow in early October and should resume throwing in about 10 days. Johnson, 29, made $13.75 million in 2013 as he slumped to a 2-8 record and a 6.20 earned-run average after coming over from the Miami Marlins in a blockbuster offseason trade.

However, the 2010 National League ERA champion struck out a career-best 9.2 batters per nine innings this season. His .356 batting average allowed on balls in play and 3.58 fielding-adjusted ERA suggest he pitched in some rotten luck.

"Everyone knows it's just one year to rebuild his value," Sosnick said. "It's not the dollars. They aren't going to affect anybody's job security. If Toronto doesn't make a qualifying offer, we'll probably be looking for a good pitching atmosphere, a good defense behind him and a team with a good chance to win."

Spacious Target Field qualifies the Twins on the first count, but even with the slick-fielding tandem of Brian Dozier and Pedro Florimon up the middle, they finished in the majors' bottom two in defensive efficiency for the second time in three years.