Advertisement

 MIAMI (AP) -The return of Florida Marlins right-hander Josh Johnson has been delayed by a stiff elbow, and he'll be examined next week by specialist Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Ala.
Johnson complained of stiffness the day after a three-inning rehabilitation start Wednesday for Single-A Jupiter, Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez said.
Johnson won't throw again until he's examined by Andrews, and surgery is a possibility. The Marlins already have lost one starter to a season-ending injury - right-hander Anibal Sanchez underwent surgery last month to repair a torn labrum in his pitching shoulder.
Sanchez and Johnson, both rookies last season, were expected to help give the Marlins one of the top young rotations this year. Johnson went 12-7 with a 3.10 ERA in 2006 and finished fourth in the NL Rookie of the Year voting.
But he spent the first 2 1/2 months of this season on the disabled list because of an irritated ulnar nerve in his right elbow, then made only four starts before he was again sidelined by forearm stiffness.
Another second-year starter, Ricky Nolasco, has missed most of the season with right elbow inflammation.

Featured Picks From The Insiders

View All Picks
Advertisement

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Reds vs. Giants Pick Will the Reds pull off another upset of the Giants tonight when the two teams meet in San Francisco at 10:15PM ET?
Thumbnail Chapman joins Cubs for battle vs. White Sox Even on a day when the White Sox notched a huge victory, their crosstown rivals still managed to snag the spotlight.
Thumbnail Tigers target another W over BoSox On Monday, the Tigers leaned on an old reliable to pull out a series-opening win vs. the Red Sox. This evening’s hurler offers...
Thumbnail Yankees vs. Astros Prediction Are the Astros a safe bet to beat the Yankees tonight when the two teams meet at 8:10PM ET?
Thumbnail Garcia gives Cards a shot in Game 2 vs. Mets Not only do baseball fans in Gotham get to take in a single-admission doubleheader today, they receive the added bonus of a pair of premium pitching...
More inMLB Articles  
Advertisement

Featured Picks From The Insiders

View All Picks

MLB Team Pages

Advertisement