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Nick Johnson set for another wrist surgery

Aug 25, 2010, 6:40 PM EST

No details yet, but Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Wednesday that Nick Johnson would require a second surgery on his right wrist, presumably ending his season.
The Yankees weren’t expecting the slow healing Johnson back in September anyway. Signed to a one-year, $5.5 million contract over the winter, Johnson lasted barely more than a month before landing on the DL with what was called an inflamed tendon. He was hitting .167/.388/.306 in 72 at-bats at the time.
Johnson’s contract includes a $5.5 million mutual option for 2011, but that won’t be exercised. He might have to accept a minor league contract in order to extend his career. Johnson has been limited to 195 games over the past four seasons by various injuries. It was also a right wrist problem that sidetracked him in 2008.

  1. SouthofHeaven - Aug 25, 2010 at 6:58 PM

    Marcus Thames should be their regular DH, he’s been hitting great this year.

  2. Pisano - Aug 25, 2010 at 7:12 PM

    Thank God the Yankees will never have to deal with this walking DL case again .

  3. Proudly Canadian - Aug 25, 2010 at 10:19 PM

    Thames played very well against the Jays. He is New York’s best option at DH and that includes Posada.
    Did I mention that the Jays won the game today and the series?

  4. Pisano - Aug 25, 2010 at 11:59 PM

    Good for your Jays , but fourth place is where they’ll stay .

  5. BC - Aug 26, 2010 at 9:04 AM

    My gosh, who’s been hurt more often? Nick Johnson or Mike Hampton?

  6. Jonny5 - Aug 26, 2010 at 9:27 AM

    Nick Johnson looks just like his father William. Y’all know him. Goes by Wooly Willy.

  7. Buffalo - Aug 26, 2010 at 9:53 AM

    I’m phoning the NYS AG’s office and reporting Highway Robbery! What a fraud he is/was/will forever be!!!! We need a New Team Rule that frauds can’t collect WS Rings if it gets to that point!!!!

  8. Joe - Aug 26, 2010 at 10:06 AM

    Caveat Emptor, Buffalo.

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