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The Padres expect Johnson to be ready to go by spring training.

“I was pretty close last year, just not healthy,” Johnson said. “It was tough trying to throw through it and all of a sudden I’m getting these weird pains all the way up my triceps and my forearm’s getting tight because of everything going on with my elbow. Hopefully that took care of everything.”

NOTES: The Padres will make a corresponding move on the 40-man roster when Johnson’s signing is confirmed by MLB. … Byrnes said Luebke threw to college players at San Diego State on Saturday and did fine.


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