The Departed:

Xavier Nady – 3-for-7 with one homer, one run and four RBIs as a part-time Cub.

Johnny Damon – 4-for-26 (.154) with no homers, three RBIs and five runs for the Tigers.

Melky Cabrera – 3-for-29 (.103) with no homers, no RBIs and three runs as a Brave.

Hideki Matsui – 10-for-32 (.313) with two homers, five RBIs and three runs with the Angels.

Jerry Hairston Jr. – 3-for-19 with no homers, runs or RBIs as a Padre.

Eric Hinske – 2-for-6 with no homers, three runs and two RBIs for the Braves.

Jose Molina – 2-for-6 with no homers, no runs and two RBIs for the Blue Jays.

Phil Coke – 1-0 in 4 2/3 innings over four games with a 0.00 ERA.

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Total batting line: 27-for-125 (.216) with three home runs, 15 runs and 16 RBIs.

Nady looks like he could be a useful part-time player and Matsui has been very good. But the rest of the guys have been verrrrryyyyy slow starters. Notice now that Damon is hitting .154 with no homers and Granderson is batting .357 with two long balls, not many people are still clamoring for the return of the Damonic one.

The New Guys:

Curtis Granderson – 10-for-28 (.357) with two homers, five RBIs and five runs

Nick Johnson – 5-for-25 (.200) with one homer, five runs, nine walks and three RBIs.

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Marcus Thames – 1-for-4 with no homers, no RBIs and no runs

Randy Winn – 0-for-0 with no homers, RBIs or runs

Chan Ho Park – 1-1 with a 4.76 ERA in 5 2/3 innings

Javier Vazquez – 0-1 with a 12.71 ERA in 5 2/3 innings

We’ll see if Javier Vasquez can adjust that line a little later today…Park has been good overall if  you discount his first appearance when he was just a little sick…Thames and Winn haven’t done much so far, and Granderson has made a quick start to his Yankee career…Johnson hasn’t hit too much, but he’s walked up a storm.

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