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Johnson (wrist inflammation) on DL

Updated: May 8, 2010, 11:30 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

BOSTON -- The New York Yankees have placed Nick Johnson on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his right wrist.

Johnson is expected to be out "several weeks,'' Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said through a spokesman.

The designated hitter left Friday night's win over the Boston Red Sox for pinch hitter Marcus Thames in the fifth inning. Johnson had a sore right wrist that he said caused him pain when he batted in the first inning. He returned to New York for ...

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