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Padres' Pierce Johnson: Blitzed by Dodgers
Johnson (1-2) took the loss and was charged with a blown save against the Dodgers on Thursday, allowing three runs on four hits and one walk while striking out two batters over two-thirds of an inning.
San Diego held a one-run lead when Johnson entered in the sixth inning, but he surrendered a hit to each of the first three batters he faced to allow Los Angeles to tie the score. The righty nearly got out of the frame without further damage, but a two-out, two-run single off the bat of Miguel Vargas put the Dodgers ahead and resulted in Johnson's departure. It was the second time this season Johnson has allowed three runs in an appearance, though he's held the opponent scoreless in each of his other 11 outings.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Pierce Johnson: Activated by Padres
Johnson (elbow) was reinstated from the 60-day injured list Saturday.
Johnson was sidelined since mid-April due to an elbow injury, but he recently completed a rehab assignment in which he posted a 1.50 ERA and 0.33 WHIP in six innings over six relief appearances. The right-hander picked up five holds over six appearances to begin the season, and it's possible that he works his way into some setup duties for San Diego down the stretch.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Pierce Johnson: Closing in on return
Johnson (elbow) pitched on one day of rest Tuesday, striking out one batter in one inning for Triple-A El Paso.
This was Johnson's sixth appearance since he kicked off a rehab stint with the Padres' ACL affiliate Aug. 23. The righty reliever has allowed only one run over six innings during that stretch while compiling a 7:0 K:BB. Tuesday was the first time he has pitched on one day of rest, and the Associated Press reports that throwing on back-to-back days could be Johnson's final step before he's activated from the 60-day IL.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Pierce Johnson: Rehab moved to Triple-A
Johnson (elbow) pitched an inning for Triple-A El Paso on Friday, allowing one run on two hits and tossing a wild pitch.
This was Johnson's second rehab outing and his first at the Triple-A level (the other appearance was with the Padres' ACL team). The right-hander showed some rust Friday, but it's promising that he's back to throwing in games after landing on the injured list in mid-April. Johnson could be back with the Padres sometime next week.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Pierce Johnson: Starts up rehab assignment in ACL
Johnson (elbow) struck out one over a perfect inning in his first rehab appearance Tuesday for the Padres' rookie-level Arizona Complex League affiliate.
The appearance was Johnson's first at any level in more than four months after the Padres placed him on the injured list April 22 with right elbow tendonitis. The right-hander could make a few more appearances in Arizona before eventually transferring his rehab assignment to Triple-A El Paso or Double-A San Antonio prior to being reinstated from the 60-day IL as soon as next week. Johnson will likely be ticketed for a middle-relief or setup role for San Diego once he's activated.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Pierce Johnson: Rehab assignment imminent
Johnson (elbow) is traveling to Peoria on Thursday to begin a rehab assignment with the Padres' rookie-level Arizona Complex League affiliate, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Johnson has been on the injured list since April 22 due to right elbow tendinitis, but his rehab assignment represents a significant step forward in his recovery. The right-hander initially hoped to return in mid-to-late August, his return has likely been pushed to sometime in September since he'll presumably require a relatively lengthy rehab assignment. Once he's ultimately healthy, Johnson should have a chance to carve out setup duties for the big-league club down the stretch.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Pierce Johnson: May return in second half of August
Johnson (elbow) is aiming to return from the 60-day injured list in mid-to-late August after recently easing back into his throwing program following a brief shutdown period, MLB.com reports.
Johnson, who has been on the IL since late April with right elbow tightness, appeared to be trending toward throwing live batting practices coming out of the All-Star break, but the Padres pulled him off his progression after he experienced lingering soreness. He's since started to ramp up again, and he looks like he could be ready to face hitters by next week, if not within the next few days. Depending on how he fares during his eventual minor-league rehab assignment, Johnson could re-emerge as a key setup man for the Padres down the stretch.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Pierce Johnson: Returns to mound
Johnson (elbow) has begun throwing bullpen sessions, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.
Johnson has been on the injured list since April 22 due to right elbow tendinitis, and he wasn't able to resume throwing from a mound until the past week. The right-handed reliever should provide a shot in the arm to the Padres' bullpen upon his return, but that likely won't happen until after the All-Star break. Johnson posted a 4.50 ERA and 1.67 WHIP while recording an 11:4 K:BB over six innings prior to his placement on the IL.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Pierce Johnson: Trending toward post-break return
Johnson (elbow) has resumed playing catch from about 90 feet, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Johnson will need to increase his throwing distance to about 120 feet before he's cleared to resume mound work. The 31-year-old isn't expected to be ready to return from the 60-day injured list until after the All-Star break.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Pierce Johnson: Still not throwing
Johnson (elbow) hasn't yet resumed throwing but may do so in mid-June, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.
It's been a slow recovery for the right-hander, who was placed on the injured list April 22 and was at one point considered a candidate to resume throwing in early June. That timeline has been pushed back a bit, but it's still feasible that Johnson could return to the Padres before the end of the month. The veteran reliever will almost certainly need to go on a minor-league rehab assignment given the length of his absence.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Pierce Johnson: Could resume throwing soon
Johnson (elbow) could start throwing again in early June, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.
Johnson has yet to throw since landing on the injured list April 22 with right elbow tendinitis, but he appears to be on the verge of taking that step as he looks to work his way back into action. The right-hander will likely need a ramp-up period before rejoining the Padres' bullpen, and he isn't eligible to be activated until late June. Johnson notched five holds and posted an 11:4 K:BB over six innings before he went down with the injury.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Pierce Johnson: Shifts to 60-day injured list
Johnson (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Monday.
Johnson hit the 10-day injured list in late April with right elbow tendinitis, and while he remains without a clear timetable, he'll now be ineligible to return before late June. The move clears space on the 40-man roster for the Padres to claim Sergio Alcantara off waivers.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Pierce Johnson: Heading to injured list
Johnson was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday with right elbow tendinitis, Dennis Lin of The Athletic reports.
Johnson has recorded five holds with a 4.50 ERA, 1.67 WHIP and 11:4 K:BB over six innings this season, but he's now sidelined by an elbow injury. Ray Kerr was promoted from Triple-A El Paso to replace him in San Diego's bullpen.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Pierce Johnson: Notches fourth hold
Johnson earned a hold against the Reds on Monday, pitching a perfect inning during which he struck out one.
The right-hander entered in the eighth inning to serve as a bridge to closer Taylor Rogers. Johnson did well in his outing, retiring all three batters he faced on 17 pitches. He has a 5.40 ERA due to one poor outing but has allowed no runs in four of his five appearances overall. Johnson is tied for the MLB lead with four holds on the season.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Pierce Johnson: Takes loss in relief
Johnson (0-1) was tagged with the loss in relief Friday against Atlanta after allowing three runs on four hits across two-thirds of an inning. He struck out two.
Johnson recorded three holds and didn't give up a run in any of his first three outings of the season, but the wheels came off and he couldn't even finish the eighth inning after entering the game with a 2-2 tie. Johnson tossed 19 of his 28 pitches for strikes, but he simply had a rough day. One bad outing is not going to remove him from his high-leverage role, though, especially since he's posted an ERA below the 3.25 mark in each of his last two seasons.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Pierce Johnson: Dominates in Cactus League play
Johnson allowed one run (on a solo homer) over 3.1 innings this spring, and he racked up an 8:0 K:BB.
The right-handed reliever gave up only one hit aside from the long ball, and he whiffed eight of the 12 batters he faced. Johnson established himself as one of the Padres' top bullpen arms with a solid 2021 campaign during which he posted a 3.22 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 11.8 K/9 across 58.2 frames. Robert Suarez is the most likely candidate to get save opportunities for the team early this season, but Johnson could enter consideration for the role if Suarez struggles.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Pierce Johnson: Returning to Padres
The Padres have exercised their $3 million option on Johnson for the 2022 season, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
The righty appeared in 63 games for San Diego in 2021, posting a 3.22 ERA and 1.26 WHIP in 58.2 innings. Johnson has put together consecutive strong seasons and is a bargain for the Padres at only $3 million.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Pierce Johnson: Takes loss in relief
Johnson (3-4) was tagged with the loss Sunday against Atlanta after allowing one run on one hit and one walk across one inning.
Johnson pitched the sixth inning, and he gave up the game-winning run when Orlando Arcia doubled Joc Pederson home. Johnson has already made 10 appearances out of the bullpen for the Padres this month but the results have not been encouraging, and he's given up runs in five of his last seven trips to the mound. While he owns a 3.28 ERA on the season, that figure rises to 5.23 when accounting for his 10 outings in September.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Pierce Johnson: Fans two as opener
Johnson started Thursday's game against San Francisco and struck out two while allowing one hit over one inning. He did not factor in the decision.
The right-hander worked as an opener for the first time in September and set the Padres off on the right foot, punching out a pair while allowing an infield single after hitting a batter in the first inning. Johnson has posted a 2.92 ERA and 1.20 WHIP along with a 69:24 K:BB across 52.1 frames this season.... See More ... See Less
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