Josh Johnson rejoins Marlins

Updated: September 10, 2010, 6:15 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- Florida Marlins pitcher Josh Johnson has rejoined the team after going back to Florida to have his shoulder and back examined.

The All-Star right-hander stopped a bullpen session early on Tuesday because of discomfort in his back. He was supposed to have started Friday's game in Washington but was scratched. Johnson hopes to be able to pitch Wednesday against the Philadelphia Phillies but will be cautious.

Manager Edwin Rodriguez said he'd like to see Johnson pitch again this season but wouldn't hesitate to end his season if there's any chance of injury.

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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