Josh Johnson won't be returning to the mound quite as soon after the All-Star break as the Marlins had hoped. Wednesday, Johnson saw orthopedic surgeon James Andrews about his balky right shoulder. The news was good in that Johnson will be back this year, just later than expected. Andrews found no structural damage in the shoulder and gave Johnson a cortisone shot. He also instructed Johnson not to throw for a week to 10 days. That means Johnson won't be return to his place atop the Marlins' rotation until sometime in August. He is eligible to come off the 60-day disabled list starting July 16.
Johnson's shoulder fine, but timetable pushed back
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel | Jun 30