The Yankees are considering bringing back former Yankee farm system product Nick Johnson, reports George A. King III of the Post.

"We have had dialogue, things are moving forward," Johnson's agent Rex Gary told King. "Something could happen to speed things up, but itís hard to predict."

Johnson's bat has never been a question - his career .273/.402/.447 line would be a nice fit in the 2 spot. The issue is his health. In the last 5 seasons, he's averaged just 90 games per season. King runs through the laundry list of injuries, including hand and wrist issues in 2000, 2003 and 2008; a fractured femur in 2006 and a lumbar strain and fractured cheekbone in 2004.