June 4, 2010

Heyman: Yankees not confident for a Nick Johnson return this season

Jon Heyman tweets the Yankees are not confident for Nick Johnson being able to return this season. Heyman says Royals outfielder David DeJesus would be a good fit, and it’s hard to disagree with that.

DeJesus, the left-handed hitting 30-year-old is hitting to the tune of .304/.383/.466 for the Royals this season, and, like Heath Bell, is in his contract year. DeJesus has been used primarily as a right fielder this year, but he has shown in the past he can play anywhere in the outfield.

I think it would be a great move for the Yankees to acquire DeJesus just for the depth he would add. He’s a proven hitter, he’s versatile and he’s making $4.7 million this year with a $6 million club option for next year and a $500,000 buyout.

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