Yanks DH Johnson exits early

Updated: April 2, 2010, 2:19 PM ET
Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. -- New York Yankees designated hitter Nick Johnson left Friday's game against Baltimore after fouling a ball off his right leg in the first inning.

After a short delay, manager Joe Girardi decided to take Johnson out, replacing him with Randy Winn.

Johnson has been on the disabled list nine times in his career. There were no other details about his injury.

Johnson was signed during the offseason to take the spot of Hideki Matsui, who joined the Los Angeles Angels as a free agent.


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