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Josh Johnson out for the season?

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It is being reported that Josh Johnson's season has come to an end.

For the second straight year, Josh Johnson's season appears to have been cut short due to injury.

The Marlins' ace has been shut down for the rest of the season due to right shoulder inflammation, according to a report by Jon Heyman of

The Marlins have not confirmed whether Johnson is done for the season. In fact, they were unaware that Johnson was considered out for the final two months. President of baseball operations Larry Beinfest informed a team spokesman that it was "news to him.

I don't think there is anyway that JJ will pitch for the Marlins again this season. Beinfest is just keeping the possibility alive, but I doubt he has much hope. JJ hasn't thrown a ball since June and no one knows when he will be able to again. Don't read anything dire into that, he will be the Marlins starting pitcher on opening day in 2012.

Also, even if he is cleared to resume baseball activities, unless it is real soon, he won't be able to get back into form, regain arm strength etc., before the end of the season, there just isn't enough time and the Marlins are not going to rush him. And there is no point, it's not like the Marlins are going to magically get into the playoff race.