Blue Jays place Josh Johnson on DL

Aug 6, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Toronto Blue Jays starter Josh Johnson delivers a pitch against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports


After feeling some soreness during Tuesday’s practice, Josh Johnson has been placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Toronto Blue Jays. The soreness is coming from his forearm, and he has been dealing with it for some time.

Johnson was originally supposed to start in yesterday’s game, however his pain and soreness was too much to handle, so the team decided to push back his next start to Wednesday. However, it is official that we will not be seeing Johnson for at least another 15 days.

Josh Johnson has a 2-8 record and a 6.20 ERA with the Blue Jays since going there in a big 12-player trade last November, he also has sixteen starts with the team since joining them almost a year ago.

In place of Johnson, the Toronto Blue Jays decided to bring up right-hander Thad Weber from triple A- Buffalo. Weber could be the heir apparent to start in place of Johnson on Wednesday as the Blue Jays take on the Red Sox.

The Blue Jays could use all the help they can get at this point. There were seen as a possible contender before the season started, with all of their new acquisitions, however, as we approach the middle of August, they are playing more like a pretended than a contender. They sit in last place in the AL East, and are a whopping 16 games behind the division leading Red Sox.

Topics: Josh Johnson, MLB, Toronto Blue Jays

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