Yankees DH Nick Johnson to have Wrist Surgery

NEW YORK (AP) – Yankees designated hitter Nick Johnson will have

surgery on his right wrist, the most serious of a rash of injuries

that have plagued New York this season and has forced manager Joe

Girardi to get creative with his lineups.

Jorge Posada and Nick Swisher were also out Monday night for the

Yankees' game against the Boston Red Sox.

New York did get one player back. Right-handed reliever Chan Ho

Park was activated after spending a month on the disabled list

because of a right hamstring strain. Righty Ivan Nova was optioned

to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes Barre.

Johnson was placed on the 15-day DL May 8, a day after leaving

the game in Boston with a sore wrist. He returned to New York for

tests and was given a cortisone shot.