The San Diego Padres and free agent pitcher Josh Johnson have agreed on a one-year, $1 million deal along with $7.25 million in incentives. It was first reported by Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports that a deal had been agreed to.
Sources: Josh Johnson agrees to one-year, $1M deal with Padres. Bonuses can take it to $8.25M. Details at Y! Sports: http://t.co/5zPlGIwGb8
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 22, 2014
It was reported late last week that a deal was close, according to a tweet by Jeff Passan. Last season, Johnson and the Padres had a similar club-friendly deal in place. Johnson never threw a pitch for the Padres in the regular season after having Tommy John Surgery once again.
Johnson has a career 3.40 ERA (3.32 FIP) and has pitched 998 career innings. With the Miami Marlins organization, he made back to back All Star appearances in 2010-2011.
The Padres continue their extremely active offseason and are not done yet. Johnson gives them a low risk, high reward option in the rotation if Johnson can stay healthy. It is unclear if he will be ready for the start of the season, as he had Tommy John Surgery last April.