Heyman: Yanks not sure if Johnson will return this year
Via Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated, we learn that the Yankees are currently unsure as to whether or not Nick Johnson, signed in the offseason to be the team’s DH, will return this season. This, of course, isn’t a surprise when you consider Johnson’s checkered health history. Heyman goes on to add that the Yankees will search for another hitter as a result, presumably one with on-base skills similar to the fragile Johnson. Echoing a recent Jayson Stark report, Heyman also names David DeJesus, a rumored trade target for several years now, as a possibility.