Analyzing the New York Yankees' Designated Hitter Carousel

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Analyzing the New York Yankees' Designated Hitter Carousel

With the news coming in from all over that Nick Johnson will need wrist surgery and will be out until at least July, the Yankees have found themselves without an everyday designated hitter.

Johnson, who was batting an abysmal .167 to begin with, now needs a replacement in the lineup.

Since his departure, the Yankees have been shuffling a bunch of players around and giving their opponents different looks on almost a game-by-game basis.

The Yankees may not need to go out and get a DH if they are able to win with the current mix of players they have right now.

Only three games back of the red-hot Rays, they enter a time where the DH shuffle may be crucial to getting those extra wins needed to overtake Tampa Bay later in the season.

Here are some of the designated hitting situations the Yankees have gone with, some more they could go with, and how they will fare in-game.

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