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Yankees limping to the spring training finish line

Apr 2, 2010, 2:44 PM EDT

Injuries are piling up for the Yankees with about 55 hours to go before their Opening Night matchup against the Red Sox.
Jorge Posada sat out his second straight game today with a sore neck.
Damaso Marte is unavailable out of the bullpen because of what manager Joe Girardi describes as “cranky left shoulder.”
And now Nick “Day-to-Day” Johnson left this afternoon’s game in the first inning after fouling a ball off his right knee.
But hey, at least backup catcher Francisco Cervelli looks likely to avoid the disabled list!

  1. Yankeesgameday - Apr 2, 2010 at 3:39 PM

    Even though Nick Johnson is an on base machine I have seen enough of Juan Miranda this spring to put him in the same category that Robinson Cano found himself a few years ago when Tony Womack was the team’s second baseman.
    That spring Cano was someone you never heard of if you were outside of the Yankee organization and yet it was so obvious that he was a special player.
    And I think the same should be said for Juan Miranda now that he can hit both Lefties and Righties. I think whenever Nick Johnson is out of the lineup that Juan Miranda needs to take over DH duties for the team.
    He’s a left handed thumper and is the real deal!

  2. Charles Gates - Apr 2, 2010 at 7:36 PM

    I was watching the O’s/Yanks game today. I saw Johnson’s foul ball hit his knee. I immediately withered in pain and asked for mommy.

  3. GimmeSomeSteel - Apr 3, 2010 at 12:29 AM

    Are we supposed to feel sympathy for the poor, beat-up Yankees? If so, Mission Unaccomplished.

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