Johnny Damon hopes to be ready to play against Tampa Bay on Tuesday but admitted that his injured right shoulder could require more time off. It is possible he could be headed for the disabled list for the first time in his career.
“I’m not sure how long these type of injuries last,” Damon said. “It definitely doesn’t feel good. I can’t move it too well.”
Said Damon a few minutes later: “Now the world gets to go out and see what Brett Gardner can to. Iâ€™m sure theyâ€™re going to like what they see.”
A few notes: It appears Justin Christian could be here tomorrow. … The Yankees signed two Venezuelan prospects: catcher Jackson Valera and outfielder Ramon Flores. … Humberto Sanchez pitched another inning in the GCL, striking out the side. … Tampa Bay is up 7-1 in the eighth inning. If the Rays hold on, the Yankees will be out nine games in the division with 75 games to play.