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Blue Jays right-hander Josh Johnson undergoes arthroscopic surgery

Toronto Blue Jays Josh Johnson throws to the Baltimore Orioles during the first inning of their MLB American League baseball game in Toronto, June 23, 2013.

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Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Josh Johnson underwent successful arthroscopic surgery Tuesday to remove loose bodies and a bone spur in his right elbow.

The procedure was performed by Dr. James Andrews, the Blue Jays said in a release. Johnson is expected to be ready for spring training next year.

The 29-year-old native of Minneapolis, Minn., had a 2-8 record and 6.20 earned-run average over 16 appearances this year. He allowed 105 hits and 15 home runs over 81 1/3 innings pitched.

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Johnson earned $13.75-million this past season with the Blue Jays, who acquired him last year in a blockbuster trade with the Miami Marlins.

The club has yet to confirm whether it intends to extend Johnson a qualifying offer.

Johnson made his big-league debut with the Marlins in 2005 and has a career record of 58-45 with a 3.40 ERA.

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