It wasn’t that long ago that Josh Johnson was a Cy Young candidate for the Miami (then Florida) Marlins. But a salary dump trade to the Toronto Blue Jays in late 2012 ended up disappointment and injury as Johnson struggled during his short tenure north of the border.
Now a free agent, Johnson is looking for a more comfortable situation, which apparently is a return to the National League.
Industry sources tell me FA starter Josh Johnson let the
#sfgiants and #padres know early on they were his first choice, close to Vegas home
The San Francisco Giants signed starter Tim Hudson to a two year, $23 million dollar contract on Monday afternoon so that may push the Padres to the top of Johnson’s wishlist as they’ll likely throw a bit more money his way. Regardless, there aren’t many places in Major League Baseball to revive your pitching career than in the spacious and pitcher friendly ballparks of AT&T Stadium and Petco Park.