PHOENIX (AP) -Arizona left-hander Randy Johnson will miss his next start Friday with tendinitis in his forearm.
Manager Bob Melvin said there is no plan for the 43-year-old Johnson to go on the disabled list.
``It's just a forearm thing that tightened up on him, so we're going to try to be proactive,'' Melvin said.
Johnson, who had back surgery last October, pitched 5 2-3 innings in a 5-2 victory at Pittsburgh on Sunday, allowing two runs and seven hits and striking out a season-high 10. He has won his last two starts.
Melvin said Johnson reported tightness in his forearm after the club returned to Phoenix.
``It was kind of an odd deal that popped up,'' Melvin said. ``We thought it might be something that went away.''
Right-hander Edgar Gonzalez, who is 1-2 with a 4.81 ERA, is expected to take Johnson's spot against Houston.

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