No Structural Damage for Marlins Johnson


Marlins’ fans can now breathe a sigh of relief.  Florida’s Josh Johnson underwent an MRI Wednesday which revealed no structural damage in the ace’s right shoulder.

Johnson met with Dr. James Andrews yesterday, and when someone sits down with the specialist there is usually a chance that said pitcher will not be on the mound for a long period of time.  While Johnson will likely be out until August, the Marlins are just happy to be getting their star back this season.

The appointment was scheduled after Johnson felt discomfort in his shoulder during a bullpen session Friday.  The right hander has been on the disabled list since the middle of May because of shoulder inflammation.

Originally Florida hoped Johnson could return before the All-Star break, but after missing significant time he was transferred to the 60 day DL to allow for the rebuilding of arm strength and command.

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