Jul
30

Nick Johnson resumes baseball related activities

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A two-month long stint on the disabled list and one setback later, Nick Johnson has finally resumed baseball activities down in Tampa. The forgotten Yankee is simply taking grounders at first right now, though he did hit test his surgically repaired wrist by hitting some soft toss with a fungo bat earlier in the week. He also took some dry hacks with a regular bat.

“I don’t really know what to think at this point,” said Joe Girardi on Tuesday. “Until he starts actually taking swings in batting practice, I don’t know what to make of it, when we might get him back.”

Johnson is pretty much in the same boat as Al Aceves; anything the Yankees get out of him from here on out is a bonus. They can’t, and shouldn’t count on him staying productive and healthy the rest of the season given the nature of his injury. It sure would be nice to have OBP Jesus and his military style plate discipline bat in the lineup, though.

Long-time RABer Andy in Sunny Daytona provided the info and picture above, so everyone thank Andy.

Categories : Injuries

52 Comments»

  1. Long-time RABer Andy in Sunny Daytona provided the info and picture above, so everyone thank Andy.

    Thank you, Andy.

  2. Pete says:

    Thanks, Andy.

    BTW, Nick Johnson will hit a walk-off home run to send the Yankees to the world series in ALCS game 5 against the Rays.

  3. I’m pretty much assuming Nick doesn’t do anything on the field for the Yanks for the remainder of the year. That fat POS might as well live in a bubble to help mitigate his fragility. I don’t care if he has absurd OBP…he can’t breath without getting injured.

  4. yankthemike says:

    even if he did come back, it’s hard to imagine he’d be able to get a ball out of the infield after a wrist injury. don’t those take about a year to get back to 100% ?

  5. jay destro says:

    you know why people hate nick johnson? that fucking dirtlip.

  6. Steve H says:

    Since Nick Johnson never swings the bat anyway, sounds like he’s ready to come back, no?

  7. dalelama says:

    “Johnson is pretty much in the same boat as Al Aceves; anything the Yankees get out of him from here on out is a bonus. They can’t, and shouldn’t count on him staying productive and healthy the rest of the season given the nature of his injury.”

    If maintaining a .693 OPS is “staying productive” I say don’t bother coming back.

  8. Hold on… Am I missing something, or is this, like, an RAB scoop? How did you guys know to send Andy to Tampa to get pictures? Where’s that Girardi quote from?

  9. Pete says:

    The thing that I don’t get is why it even matters if Johnson is injured. The guy could probably OBP .380 with a broken arm.

  10. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    On MLB Network Jon Heyman just said Kevin Gregg is a good reliever lol

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