Surprise, surprise: Nick Johnson’s wrist hurting again


Via Brendan Prunty, Joe Girardi said before today’s game that Nick Johnson‘s surgically repaired wrist is once again barking. The first baseman/designated hitter had resumed baseball activities at the end of last month, though I think it’s safe to assume those have been put on hold for the time being. Even if he was able to come back as a pinch hitter walker in September, it would have been a nice little boost down the stretch. I guess we might as well forget about that now.

I was all for the NJ signing back when it happened, but it was obviously a huge mistake in hindsight. For shame.

Categories : Asides, Injuries


  1. Marc says:

    Who the hell is ever going to give NJ any kind of money/chance in the future. He just can’t be depended on.

  2. Wow. Surprise, surprise.

  3. crawdaddy says:

    Actually, I’m surprised that Cashman made such a mistake. Live and learn.

    • Ross in Jersey says:

      Nick Johnson, when healthy, is probably worth 3 times as much as he signed for. Cashman tried to buy low on a professional hitter who has one of the best eyes in baseball. It was documented how his long injury history were very much freak accidents and not chronic problems. He got hurt anyway, it happens.

      • mustang says:

        “Nick Johnson, when healthy,”

        NJ should trademark these words he made a fortune off them.

      • mustang says:

        “history were very much freak accidents ”

        Didn’t he get hurt once this year because he wore the wrong cleats? i think it was in Spring training. The man is a walking accident.

        “who has one of the best eyes in baseball”
        To bad all they have seen is the ER.

        “He got hurt anyway, it happens.”
        Yes, but not at 90% rate.

        Thank you I’m here all week.

    • mustang says:

      Winn and Park.
      I’m not, but shit happens,

  4. Pete says:

    Ok honestly, I’m starting to think they shouldn’t have bothered trying to rehab him. Just have him stand up there and and no-swing his way to 3 WAR

  5. Chris says:

    It would be disappointing news if anyone was expecting him back this season (or ever since he won’t be back next season), but did anyone believe he would recover and contribute down the stretch?

    • boogie down says:

      I did, since the injury first occurred so long ago. Sucks, but hey, that’s how the cookie crumbles sometimes.

  6. Tom Merritt says:

    Flush this guy down the nearest toilet and be done with it!!!

  7. Rey22 says:

    This is what happens when you play Party in the USA as your walkup music.

    /doesn’t matter

  8. BklynJT says:

    To be perfectly honest, Cashman should of knew better than to risk trusting such an important position (DH for NY Yankees) to someone who is sooooooo injury prone. The only reason people were so hyped about the signing was because they were temporarily delusional (maybe even including myself) thinking that NJ would actually have an injury free year…. All the organization needed to do was run a simple risk analysis against NJ’s injury history to tell that the potential reward was NOT worth the signing. This isn’t a prospect, we shouldnt be aiming for High Risk High Reward talent, but instead consistency. It was a bad move, then and now.

    • mustang says:

      We have a winner !

      • BklynJT says:

        Irregardless if you think his injuries were “freak accidents” but the fact remains that he is damaged goods. Once you injury something, it usually doesn’t come back to 100%, especially for athletes, and there is high probability that the injury can reoccur.

        2000 – Strained muscle in his right hand checking his swing. Out entire season .
        2002 – Bone bruise in left wrist occurred during a caught line drive. Out 24 games .
        2003 – Stress fracture in his third metacarpal bone in his right hand. Out 61 games .
        2004 – Lumbar strain. Out 46 games . Returned, fractured right cheekbone. Out remainder of season from August 20th on .
        2005 – Suffered right heel contusion trying to avoid a tag. Out 24 games .
        2006 – Fractured right femur in a collision on September 23. Out remainder of season and entire 2007 season .
        2008 – Injured right wrist tendon sheath swinging a bat on May 13. Out remainder of the season.
        2009 – Strained right hamstring. Out 15 games .

  9. Jersey Johnny says:

    In other breaking news, Elton John is gay.

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