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Nick Johnson is Perfect No. 2 Hitter for New York Yankees

Johnson is the presumptive replacement for Johnny Damon in the two hole for the New York Yankees as Spring Training is about to open.

Johnson was signed as a free agent after Hideki Matsui was let go as the Yankees DH. So some will speak of Johnson replacing Godzilla.

But Johnson is not the kind of hitter that Matsui was and will not hit in the five or six spot in the order.

Johnny Damon has also departed. Damon hit in the two hole last season and Johnson will take that spot.

Some critics have argued that Johnson is too slow and will hit into too many ground balls to hit behind Jeter. Those voices argue for Curtis Granderson to hit behind Jeter or possibly to lead off with Jeter going back to the two spot from which he ...

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