Report: Padres to sign Josh Johnson

The Padres are taking another chance on oft-injured right-hander Josh Johnson.

San Diego and Johnson agreed to a one-year, $1-million contract Monday, according to Yahoo. Bonuses can take the deal to $7.25 million.

Johnson will earn $500,000 for his fifth start, $1 million for his 10th, $500,000 for his 15th, $1 million for his 20th and $250,000 for every start from Nos. 21-33, according to the report.

Johnson signed a one-year, $8-million deal with the Padres last offseason, but missed all year after undergoing Tommy John surgery for the second time in April. San Diego declined a $4-million club option for 2014 earlier this year.

The 30-year-old Johnson is one of the game’s most dominant starters when healthy. He earned All-Star nods in 2009 and 2010 and posted a 2.30 ERA over 28 starts in 2010. He was 8-14 with a 3.81 ERA in 31 starts in 2012, but made only 16 starts in 2013 for the Blue Jays because of injuries.

He is 58-45 with a 3.40 ERA in 170 games (160 starts) in nine years with the Marlins and Blue Jays.

–Cash Kruth

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