Why Are the New York Yankees Obtaining Nick Johnson?

Posted: 21st December 2009 by Cliff Eastham in MLB
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Why on earth do the New York Yankees want Nick Johnson? Being frustrated at talks with outfielder Johnny Damon is not a legitimate reason to sign an overpaid injury-plagued journeyman. Johnson started his big league career with the Yankees in 2001, when he tipped the scales higher than his batting average of .194. He stayed in New York for three years and never put in a full season. His best year was 2003 when he hit .284 with 14 HR and 47 RBI. He averaged .254 with 10 HR and 38 RBI, while only averaging 256 AB. Johnson played with Montreal for one year and moved with them to Washington. He stayed with them until being sent to the Florida Marlins midway through the 2009 season. His best year with the Nationals' franchise was 2006 when he batted .290 with 23 HR and 77 RBI. Although being o ...

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