NEW YORK -- Josh Johnson isn't done yet -- at least not according to the Marlins.
General manager Mike Hill said Monday that the team is "hopeful that he'll start his throwing program this week" back home in South Florida.
Johnson, out since May 16 with right shoulder inflammation, will attempt to play catch in long-toss sessions this week. If all goes well, he'll move to the mound and throw at least three bullpen sessions before potentially participating in a simulated game and then two or three rehab starts in the minors. Barring a setback, Johnson could return to the Marlins by September.
The last time Johnson started a throwing program in June he was shut down because of discomfort.