The Yankees have signed 31-year old lefty swinging 1B/DH Nick Johnson to a 1-year contract worth $5.5 million bucks with a mutual option for the 2011 season valued at $5.5 million bucks. Johnson played in 133 games for the Nationals and Marlins last season and he was 133 for 457 (.291 avg, .831 OPS) with 71 runs scored, 8 homers and 62 RBIs. He has now played in 770 games in his 8 years in the majors and he is 693 for 2,539 (.273 avg, .849 OPS) with 409 runs scored, 83 homers, 379 RBIs and 27 stolen bases. Johnson will serve as the Yanks’ new DH replacing Hideki Matsui. Johnson will also give Mark Teixeira a day off once in a while as he is still a excellent defender at 1B. Johnson coming to the Yankees might also end Johnny Damon’s time in the Bronx.