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Around the Yankees Galaxy 7/5/2010

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The Post reports that Nick Johnson could be ready to rejoin the team by July.  They didn't say which July, though we're assuming this one.  Money quote from Brian Cashman:

We are hopeful at some time toward the end of a July we will have a player

That's right, a player.  Not a walking injury time bomb, or a 90-year old in a 31-year old's body, an actual baseball player. 

Actually, I would almost rather Johnson just stay away at this point.  Things have worked out well without him, and with A-Rod and Jorge benefiting from the semi-off days that the DH spot creates, it may become a logjam.

  • It's About the Money takes a good look at the general absurdity that ensues when a pitcher struggles.