Last night, the Yankees and Nick Johnson came to terms on a one year/$5.5 million contract that all but ends Johnny Damon's tenure with the Yankees: In a move that almost certainly would end Johnny DamonÆs four-year run in the Bronx, the Yankees were close to completing negotiations on a one-year contract with Nick Johnson late Thursday.
A stalemate over salary between Johnny Damon and the Yankees could be broken if Nick Johnson is signed as a designated hitter.
For Washington and Florida last season, Nick Johnson had a .426 on-base percentage, third in the majors behind Joe Mauer and Albert Pujols.
According to several people with knowledge of the talks, Johnson would serve as the YankeesÆ designated hitter and possibly hit second in the batting order; that wa ...
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