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With Nick Johnson’s Return in Doubt, Keep an Eye on Jesus Montero

to Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated , the Yankees are not confident that 1B/DH Nick Johnson will return at all this season and that they may look to trade for a replacement.

Johnson went on the DL almost a month ago with an inflamed wrist. The initial diagnosis was that Johnson would miss at least a month and then possibly need surgery to remove inflammation that would be another four to six weeks out. That would put him at an August return if surgery was necessary. It sounds like it may be necessary.

If Johnson did miss the entire season the Yankees would likely look for a bat to replace him, but it doesn’t seem completely necessary. Right now Jorge Posada is their everyday DH and they could just let him do that with Francisco Cervelli ...

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