NEW YORK -- The Yankees said that Nick Johnson will indeed have surgery on his right wrist, which means he'll be out of the lineup until sometime in the second half of the season.
"After surgery, it will be 4-6 weeks until he picks up a bat," manager Joe Girardi said. "This is going to be a while."
The announcement didn't come as a surprise. When the Yankees put Johnson on the disabled list over the weekend, they said that surgery was likely.
That Johnson is injured isn't really a surprise, either. He has played more than 133 games just once in his 10 big-league seasons.