In the visiting dugout of the Rogers Centre this afternoon, Joe Girardi had already talked about Phil Hughes and Alfredo Aceves and Nick Swisher when he suddenly had an oh-by-the-way moment.
He stopped the conversation to make this announcement: Nick Johnson is having wrist surgery again.
Girardi didn’t know any of the details, and frankly the details could not have mattered less. Johnson is a heckuva nice guy and he’s been a good hitter in his career, but a second surgery was hardly stop-the-presses news. I don’t think anyone was expecting him back at this point, anyway.
Pretty stunning when the Yankees Opening Day designated hitter has a second surgery, and no one is caught off guard.