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Orioles sign Yankees castoff Dan Johnson

Tampa Bay Rays' Dan Johnson hits a ninth inning home run with New York Yankees catcher Austin Romine at right during their American League MLB baseball game in St. Petersburg

Tampa Bay Rays’ Dan Johnson hits a ninth inning home run with New York Yankees catcher Austin Romine at right during their American League MLB baseball game in St. Petersburg, Florida, September 28, 2011. REUTERS/Steve Nesius (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)

REUTERS

Shortly after adding a right-handed bat in Michael Morse the Orioles have added a left-handed bat in Dan Johnson, signing the veteran first baseman to a minor-league deal after he opted out of a deal with the Yankees.

Johnson has spent all season playing at Triple-A for the Yankees, hitting .253 with 21 homers and an .826 OPS in 133 games. Morse’s arrival hurts Johnson’s odds of being more than a pinch-hitter down the stretch, but he’s certainly provided some memorable late-season memories in a limited role before.

Against the Yankees, in fact.

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