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April 28, 2007
Johnny Damon is in the Yankee starting lineup, but he is by no means close to 100 percent.
In fact, his back is bothering him so much that New York is using him as its designated hitter this afternoon. That way he'll be able to get treatment between at-bats to keep his ailing back loose.
Damon, who has played through considrable pain over his career, not to mention a concussion he suffered in the playoffs in 2003, is going to see a chiropractor near his home in Orlando on the Yanks' off day on Monday.
Jason Giambi generally serves as New York's DH, but yesterday he startedat first base in place of slumping Doug Mientkiewicz (.140).
-- Steven Krasner
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