CLEARWATER, Fla. — You just knew that at some point Nick Johnson was going to get injured.
But before the second game of spring training and before the game? What in the name of Johnny Damon is going on?
Even by Johnson’s standards, this was a strange one. The DH made the wrong choice in pregame footwear and paid the price, tweaking his lower back during batting practice. Here we go again.
If this was anyone other than Johnson, it'd be a non-story. Unfortunately, it's not anyone other than Johnson.