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ESPN: Padres Sign Josh Johnson

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0  Updated at 2:03 am, November 20th, 2013 By: ABC Digital
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Brian D.Kersey/Getty Images(NEW YORK) —  The San Diego Padres and free agent starting pitcher John Johnson have agreed to a one-year deal worth $8 million, according to ESPN.

The 29-year-old Johnson struggled this past season as a member of the Toronto Blue Jays.  He amassed a 6.20 ERA and 1.66 WHIP in 81 1/3 innings pitched after coming over in a trade from the Miami Marlins last winter.

Johnson has dealt with many injury concerns over the course of his eight-year career, which is why he may have agreed to settle for a one-year deal on the free agent market.

For the Padres, Johnson will be a welcome addition to a pitching staff which ranked 12th in the NL in starters’ ERA and last in rotation WAR last year.

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