Apr 21, 2013; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Josh Johnson (55) pitches to the New York Yankees at the Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Blue Jays Starter Josh Johnson Looks Good In Rehab Start

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When the Toronto Blue Jays acquired Josh Johnson last November, they had big plans for the former Miami Marlin.

Coming off another solid year in which the then 28-year-old starting pitcher compiled a 3.81 ERA, the Jays were hoping that along with the addition of Mark Buehrle and R.A. Dickey, they would form a formidable front half to their starting rotation.

Sadly though, Dickey has struggled, Buehrle looks like a shell of his former self and Johnson has only thrown 19 innings as a Jay thanks to injuries.

All isn’t bad though as Johnson struck out three over four scoreless innings in a rehab start for Triple-A Buffalo last night, looking every bit of the former ace he was in Miami. More importantly though, in addition to Johnson looking good on the mound, he also looked healthy – something he’s struggled with the past few seasons.

The Jays are expected to give Johnson one more rehab start, just to make sure all is well, before re-calling him.

He’ll return with a 6.86 ERA and a 1.88 WHIP.

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