The parent Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday announced that right-hander Josh Johnson will have his major league injury rehabilitation assignment transferred to Buffalo on Saturday when the Bisons host the International League West-leading Indianapolis Indians at Coca-Cola Field.
The Blue Jays placed Johnson on the disabled list on May 2 retroactive to April 29 with right triceps inflammation. He made his first MLB rehab start with Single-A Dunedin of the Florida State League on Monday and allowed one run on three hits in three innings of work. He struck out five with no walks.
In four starts with the Blue Jays this season, Johnson is 0-1 with a 6.86 ERA with 19 strikeouts in 19 innings.
The Bisons, the IL North leaders, return to action against the Indians at 7 tonight at Coca-Cola Field (Radio 1520 AM).
The Bisons (26-18) are scheduled to start Justin Germano against Indy’s Brandon Cumpton.