Padres' Josh Johnson to undergo 2nd elbow surgery

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Updated: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:15:34 EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — San Diego Padres starter Josh Johnson is scheduled to undergo elbow ligament-replacement surgery for the second time and will miss the entire season.

The right-hander, signed in November to an $8 million, one-year contract, was placed on the disabled list before the season began. He strained his elbow during spring training and the Padres initially thought he would be out about one month.

Johnson had surgery on his right elbow in the offseason to remove bone spurs. He was examined after the lastest setback by Dr. James Andrews, who performed Tommy John surgery on Johnson in 2007.

The 30-year-old Johnson was a two-time All-Star with the Marlins. He was 2-8 with a 6.20 ERA last season with Toronto.

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