Back, shoulder ailing Josh Johnson

Updated: September 8, 2010, 12:54 AM ET
Associated Press

Josh Johnson


PHILADELPHIA -- Marlins pitcher Josh Johnson is going back to Florida to have his shoulder and back checked out.

The All-Star right-hander stopped a bullpen session early on Tuesday because of discomfort in his back. Manager Edwin Rodriguez said after the 8-7 loss to the Phillies that Johnson will return home to be examined.

Johnson is 11-6 with a 2.30 ERA. He is 2-3 with a 3.50 ERA since the All-Star break.

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