The Padres will be without right-hander Josh Johnson for the remainder of the 2014 season, as the oft-injured 30-year-old will undergo Tommy John surgery on Thursday, the second such procedure of his career.
Johnson, who signed a one-year, $8-million deal with the Padres in November, opened the 2014 campaign on the disabled list with discomfort in his forearm, an ailment that plagued him during his disappointing 2013 season with the Blue Jays.
Johnson's impending surgery will effectively activate his $4-million team option for 2015, a provision included in Johnson's contract that afforded the Padres an extra year of control should injuries ravage Johnson's 2014 season.
A two-time All-Star, Johnson was limited to 16 starts with the Blue Jays last season and has eclipsed the 100-inning plateau just once since 2011. Johnson previously underwent Tommy John surgery on August 3, 2007.