The San Diego Padres’ big off season continues. First they acquire superstar Matt Kemp from the Los Angeles Dodgers and followed it up by striking a deal for young phenom Wil Myers in a big three team trade. To help augment these huge moves they’ve made some smaller moves like signing starting pitcher Brandon Morrow.
Now, they keep dealing. The Padres have resigned starter Josh Johnson after declining his option a few months ago.
Jon Heyman of CBS Sports is reporting that the deal is for one year and just under $2 million dollars. The deal is filled with heavy incentives that could bring the money up to about $8 million dollars.
Johnson, the former ace of the Miami Marlins, has seen better days. He was once one of the best pitchers in baseball and after a multitude of injuries and a trade to the Toronto Blue Jays a few years ago he’s been a shell of his old self.
After signing with the Padres before last season he ended up needing Tommy John Surgery which ended his year before it even started. Now that he has a second life with the Padres he has a chance to try and reclaim his former prowess.