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Shocker: Nick Johnson wasn’t injured before last night

Nick Johnson

Baltimore Orioles’ Nick Johnson is hit by a pitch in the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays in Baltimore, Thursday, April 26, 2012. Baltimore won 5-2. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)


I swear I read the box scores to every game, but for some reason the fact that Nick Johnson had gone all the way until today without being on the disabled list took me by surprise. But he’s there now: the O’s placed him on the DL with a sprained right wrist he sustained in last night’s game.

Obviously the DL and wrist issues are nothing new to Johnson. What is kind of new is his relative ineffectiveness when he has been in the game. He’s hitting a mere .207/.324/.391 on the year.