The Verdict Is In: Johnson Out 4-6 Weeks

Posted by Dave Nichols | Thursday, May 15, 2008 | , , , | 0 comments »

The bad news just hit the Natosphere like a ton of bricks. Nick Johnson, leading the team in on-base percentage and playing his usual stellar first base, will miss the next 4-6 weeks with a torn tendon sheath in his right wrist.

Dmitri Young will be activated for tonight's game and according to Manny Acta, will receive the bulk of playing time at first, being spelled occasionally buy Aaron Boone. Acta said Meathook won't be pushed at first since he's coming back from his own injury, but indicated that the doctors say that Young is back to 100%.

BOTTOM(FEEDER) LINE: Real bad news. If you know anything about Nick Johnson, it's that he is injury-prone, and that when he gets injured, takes longer than normal to heal. Fully expect Nick to be out up to the all-star break. This gives GM Jim Bowden one less tool in his box for mid-season trading, and severely depletes the already thin bench.

The primary benefactor: Rob Mackowiak escapes the chopping block once again.