Yankees, Giants, Mariners interested in Nick Johnson

FOXSports.com is reporting that the Yankees, Giants and Mariners all have interest in free agent first baseman Nick Johnson.

Johnson, as reported by the New York Post, is discussing a one-year contract with the Yankees. The Giants, too, are offering one year, but have raised their offer to the $5.5 million to $6 million range, the source said.

The Mariners also want to sign Johnson for one year, but the level of their financial interest is not known. Johnson would prefer a two-year deal.

Johnson is believed to be seeking a two-year deal, but clubs have been hesitant to offer him a multi-year contract because of his injury issues.

Apparently, discussions with outfielder Johnny Damon are at a standstill for the Yankees, who view Johnson as a possible DH and No. 2 hitter. If he signed with the Mariners or Giants, Johnson would be an everyday player but he’d have less of an opportunity to win a ring.

It’ll be interesting to see which club he eventually decides on.

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