As we expected, Josh Johnson will undergo reconstructive surgery (AKA Tommy John) and will be out at least 12 months. The Marlins will probably play it safe and hold him back until the 2009 season. If all goes well, both JJ and Anibal Sanchez will be healthy by then (as for us fans, we’ll have to try to stay sane for another year).
A “fun” tidbit is that Jeffrey Loria has publicly blamed Joe Girardi for causing this injury.
“He wasn’t right the day he was put back in the ballgame after a rain delay. And enough said about that,” said Loria, who fired Girardi after the season.