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PEORIA, Ariz. Bill Lee Jersey . — Asked how miserable he was in a 2013 season in Toronto filled with arm pain and hard-hit balls, Josh Johnson chuckled and shook his head. „Miserable might be an understatement,“ Johnson said Friday. „It was like two innings and all of a sudden eight runs are on the board. I had no idea what was going on. It was crazy.“ The right-hander was able to crack a smile in part because he has a surgically repaired elbow and a fresh start with the San Diego Padres, a combination he hopes will help him return to the form that included two All-Star selections and a National League-best 2.30 ERA with the Marlins in 2010. „Before he got hurt, to me, he was the most dominating pitcher in the National League and probably in the major leagues,“ said Joaquin Benoit, another of the Padres off-season pitching acquisitions. „It will be really good if hes healthy. Hes going to be a really big piece for our rotation.“ Thats the plan for the normally thrifty Padres, who opened spring training Friday with the first workout for pitchers and catchers sporting a new look and a higher payroll. The Padres signed Benoit away from Detroit with a two-year, $15.5 million deal to be their setup man, and inked Johnson to a one-year, $8 million deal after his terrible season with the Blue Jays in hopes he can be an anchor in their rotation. „Physically, mentally hes in a good spot,“ manager Bud Black said of Johnson. That was not the case last year, or the past few seasons. After going a combined 26-11 with 377 strikeouts for the Marlins in 2009-10, he had his season cut short a year later with shoulder trouble. He went just 8-14 with a 3.81 ERA in 2012 before he was traded to the Blue Jays after the season. The 6-foot-7 Johnson said he struggled with his „extension“ in Toronto because of elbow problems. It led to command issues, and getting balls up in the strike zone in hitter-friendly Rogers Centre proved costly. Johnson went 2-8 with a 6.20 ERA and allowed 15 home runs in 16 starts as the Blue Jays were one of the more disappointing teams in baseball. After undergoing arthroscopic surgery to remove bone chips in his right elbow Oct. 1, the Blue Jays decided not to give him a qualifying offer. Johnson then told his agent he wanted to play for San Diego or San Francisco, so he could be closer to his Las Vegas home. Moving to a pitcher-friendly park wouldnt hurt, either. Knowing hed likely have to accept a one-year deal, he took the Padres offer, taking a pay cut from the four-year, $39 million deal he signed with the Marlins. Now he joins a franchise looking to rebound from consecutive 76-86 seasons, with free agency looming again next off-season. „I want to get to the playoffs. I want to be in that atmosphere, to be throwing in October,“ said Johnson, who turned 30 last month. „If you go out there and you perform, the moneys going to be there.“ Johnson, who has thrown off a mound five times since the surgery, threw 35 pitches in a bullpen session with catcher Yasmani Grandal on Friday morning without problems. Black said hell throw again on Sunday and that hes on the same schedule as the rest of the healthy starters. „The short time Ive been around him, I love his mindset, I love his makeup, his mentality, his aggressiveness,“ catcher Nick Hundley said. „I think his body of work kind of speaks for itself. Hes a multiple-time All-Star. He led the league in ERA. I dont think you luck into those types of things. „Were excited to have him. Now hopefully he stays healthy and he can be out there a lot for us.“ NOTES: Black said they „probably wont“ carry three catchers, signalling its an important camp for Grandal, who is recovering from knee surgery. . Black indicated RHP Casey Kelly is „three weeks, four weeks behind“ the rest of the staff as he recovers from elbow reconstruction surgery. . The only player missing was LHP Alex Torres, whos dealing with a visa issue in Venezuela and is expected next week. . A Padres spokesman said theyre close to selling out the opener March 30 against the Dodgers. Rick Porcello Jersey . The shortstop still grieves, but it will be nights like the one Segura had in a 5-2 victory Monday over the Cincinnati Reds that will provide some distraction. Rafael Devers Jersey . The Boston Celtics hadnt played since the All-Star break. So the Suns 100-94 victory over Boston Wednesday night was an uphill affair, with Phoenix relying on balance rather than its trademark high energy.The Buffalo Sabres have provided a huge boost to Russias World Junior team. The Sabres formally announced on Thursday that forward Mikhail Grigorenko and defenceman Nikita Zadorov will join Russias team at the upcoming 2014 World Junior Hockey Championship in Malmo, Sweden. The pair are expected to leave on Sunday to join the Russian selection camp. Grigorenko, 19, was selected 12th overall at the 2012 NHL Draft and has scored three goals and five assists in 43 career games with the Sabres. He has appeared in 18 games with the Sabres this season. Zadorov, 18, was taken 16th overall at the 2013 NHL Draft this past June and has appeared in seven games with the Sabres this season, registering one goal. The six-foot-one, 220-pounder should provide a physical boostt to the Russian team. Johnny Pesky Jersey. Joining them on the Russian selection camp roster is incumbent starting goaltender and 2012 Tampa Bay Lightning first-rounder Andrei Vasilevski. There are also some prospects from Canadian NHL clubs to look out for on the selection camp roster as Calgary Flames draftee Rushan Rafikov is among the defencemen. The Edmonton Oilers have a pair of prospects up front in Anton Slepyshev and Bogdan Yakimov. Russia won a bronze medal at the 2013 World Juniors, defeating Canada in the bronze medal game in Ufa. Grigorenko was a member of that team scoring two goals and four assists in seven games. See the related links for the full selection camp rosters for all 10 competing nations at the 2014 World Junior Championship. Cheap Devils Jerseys Cheap Blue Jackets Jerseys Cheap Hurricanes Jerseys Cheap Maple Leafs Jerseys Cheap Lightning Jerseys Cheap Senators Jerseys Cheap Canadiens Jerseys Cheap Panthers Jerseys Cheap Red Wings Jerseys Cheap Sabres Jerseys Cheap Bruins Jerseys Cheap Islanders Jerseys Cheap Rangers Jerseys Cheap Flyers Jerseys Cheap Penguins Jerseys ‚ ‚ ‚