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Josh Johnson likely done for season

   WASHINGTON -- No major surprise here. Josh Johnson is likely done for the season due to persistent inflammation in his right shoulder.

    "We think so," Johnson's agent, Matt Sosnick, replied in a text message when asked if Johnson was being shut down the rest of the season. "They (the Marlins) are not saying it's 100 percent (certain)."

    Larry Beinfest -- president of baseball operations for the Marlins -- said through a team spokesman that it was "news to him" that Johnson's season was over.

    After making only nine starts, Johnson went on the disabled list in May with a shoulder problem and has remained there ever since. He had started a throwing program in June, but shut it down again after visiting Dr. James Andrews. He has not picked up a ball since.

     Andrews found no structural damage.

     The pitcher is making $7.75 million in what is the second year of his 4-year deal. But 2012 is when the big money kicks in, as Johnson is due to make $13.75 million each of the next two seasons.

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MLB Insider

Ironically, Marlins have 3 players signed to long term contracts...JJ...Hanley...Nolasco...the Good,the Bad and the Ugly...

bob

Man, this is not good. Why can't they find what's wrong with him? Every time it's, "there's some inflammation, but no structural damage". I know Dr. Andrews is one of the best in sports, but maybe it's time they seek a second opinion.

laurelbowie

We could smell the fact that JJ was done for the season about two weeks after his injury was announced. He's a great talent but he's fragile and he's always gonna spend more time on the DL than he spends on the mound.
Nothing that happened on the field last night was nearly as entertaining as the praying mantis incident in the Fish dugout. Wish our friends at the Herald could provide the video so those who didn't catch the game on TV could see it. The look of terror on LoMo's face was classic. And remember, this is a guy who took a screaming line drive in the face, then flew to Philly and played a full 18 innings the next day with his eye swelled up like a coconut. Turns out he's a big p*ssy when it comes to Mickey Mantis.

Glags

Bob, the Marlins are treated by UM orthopedics. Dr. Andrews was the second opinion. I am a big JJ fan but I'm not sure what to make of him now. Maybe Girardi knew or saw something that the rest of the organization didn't.

MLB Insider

Go to Capozzi's Fish Tank at P.B.Post to catch video of Mickey Mantis and girly Girl LoMo..

Syan M

I think most knowledgeable fans figuered JJ would be out for quite some time. Now I'm concerned about next year. White Sox called up De Asa to play regularly. I still think dumping him for next to nothing was a huge mistake.

Last night I was cuddling up with "The Storm of War" (which is excellent) but put on the Direct TV channel that shows 8 games at once. Wanted to see how the Pirates were doing. It was a 3-3 tie in the ninth inning so the book went on the nightstand and I decided to see how the game would come out. 9 innings, and what seemed like a lifetime later the game ended horribly. If it isn't all over TV, find a clip of that call that ended 19 innings of play. That umpire should be sacked. All that effort by nearly every player on both teams, and the game ends on the worst call of the year. What a damn shame.

laurelbowie

I also stayed up to watch and was horrified. Syan M,
Are you and Stan M one and the same? Everybody has gotten so cute with their names on here that I'm not sure who (yes, whom) I'm talking to anymore.

Stan M

A typo, LB. The "t" is next to the "y". I make too darn many typos as it is. Glad you enjoyed the story about my dad.

MLB Insider

Figure this one out...JJ out for season with injury that requires no surgery or medical treatment??? Yea Right...Tell Us Another One..

laurelbowie

Stan M,
It's hard to say I "enjoyed" reading about that double tragedy, but I was certainly mesmerized and impressed by your recollections. It sounds like your dad was a passionate and honorable man, and what else can we ask for in a father?

MLB Insider

Mets trade Beltran to Giants...

spitballer

JJ & Mark Prior....I hope there's not any similarites.

laurelbowie

Beltran for Wheeler. Giants got what they need right now, but Mets are the real winners. Wheeler is going to be a keeper.

MLB Insider

Marlins catch a break..McCann on 15 day DL starting today..Marlins play Braves 6 times while McCann on DL..Braves might be forced to make trade for another Bat , but who is available of any help???

Glags

Was that call worse than the perfect that wasn't?

Glags

Errr.....perfect game that wasn't?

laurelbowie

Can you imagine, as a Fish fan, how infuriated you'd be if the Marlins played a game like that, exhausting everybody on the team, and then lost on that ridiculous call? Somebody would have to call an ambulance for me. I think that chubby old umpire was so tired he just saw what he wanted to see.
Still, the Joyce call was worse because it robbed a pitcher of his one chance for a place in baseball history.

MLB Insider

Senile,Blind Bob Davidson cost the Marlins a game last season against the Phillies at home on foul call,down the 3rd base line..Gaby had winning hit in bottom of 9th,Davidson called it foul.with his back to the ball..Marlins lost in x-tras...Baseball needs instant replay on calls at bases and home plate...Umpiring is Bad and getting worse with these Blind Old Men out there...

Glags

You can argue all you want about replay but the ump union will never allow it. If they implement instant replay for these type of calls one could argue that umps are not as vital to the game as they once were.

Lee H Oswald

Just Kill the Umpires that make Bad Calls..

Stan M

Glags,
I might be mistaken, but I think the umpires are for more instant replay. Remember, if a 5th umpire was used in a control booth, that would mean at least 15 more major league umpiring jobs.

Here is a thought from out of left field. Grady Sizemore is out for the rest of this year. He is a charasmaticplayer if considerable skills and only in his latter 20s. How about trading Nunez and one or two other players useful for the Cleveland club as they fight for the pennant. It would be buying low and the Marlins aren't going anywhere. I don't know if he has a huge contract, but if so, the idea is no good. But wouldn't he be a nice fit in the new ballpark?

laurelbowie

I read somewhere that Sizemore is signed through 2011 with a $9 million option for 2012. Don't know how that works if he is traded, but he's probably going to be too expensive for Big Jeff.

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