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Surgery for Johnson ends his season

Surgery for Johnson ends his season

TORONTO -- Nick Johnson is having another season-ending procedure performed on his right wrist, which will further push back the timetable of the Yankees designated hitter.

Johnson has not played since May, when he had surgery to repair a tendon in the wrist, and suffered another setback in July while swinging a bat in hopes of returning by August.

The Yankees have been proceeding as though Johnson, who turns 32 in September, was not returning this year, and the latest setback confirms that.

Johnson signed a one-year, $5.75 million deal with the Yankees to serve as the club's DH this year, effectively replacing the role Hideki Matsui filled for the World Series champions. Johnson batted just .167 with two home runs and eight RBIs in 24 games.

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