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"What might have been" still good enough

"What might have been" still good enough

Since Michael Johnson became the Padres' second-round pick in 2002, hitting – and hitting for power – has come fairly easily to him. Getting on the field, however, has not.

This year was no exception. With eight homers, 31 RBI and a .346 average at the end of April, Michael Johnson appeared ready to finally break out. But, then he broke a bone in his right hand and lost nearly 12 weeks to the disabled list. The hand injury just continued a trend in Johnson's career. In 2004, a patella tendon injury cost him a third of the year. The year before, an extended contract...

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