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Report: Damon clears waivers

Posted on: August 12, 2011 5:06 pm
 
Johnny DamonBy C. Trent Rosecrans

Last year Johnny Damon nixed a deal that would have sent him back to Boston. This year he may not have that luxury.

When Damon was a Tiger, he had a no-trade clause in his contract. With the Rays, he doesn't have that protection. And if anyone wants Damon, they need only call the Rays, because according to ESPN's Jayson Stark, Damon has cleared waivers.

Damon doesn't project as a Type A or B free agent, so the Rays wouldn't get anything for holding on to him. However, he's still a limited player, hitting .262/.317/.387 with little defensive ability. He's stolen 11 bases, but been caught four times. 

Damon's numbers are down from last year's .271/.355/.401, but the 37-year-old is still seen in a favorable light considering his past accomplishments in the postseason as a member of the Red Sox and Yankees, so someone may take a chance on recapturing some of that magic.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 8, 2011 2:02 pm
 

Report: Damon clears waivers

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Since: Jan 13, 2008
Posted on: August 14, 2011 6:17 pm
 

Report: Damon clears waivers

I can't see the Giants wanting him because of his defense. I'm thinking Cleveland or Texas. Choo is back so he could fit in as the DH and Texas always has someone on the DL. It would be interesting to see him in Boston.



Since: Nov 18, 2006
Posted on: August 12, 2011 9:59 pm
 

Report: Damon clears waivers

I agree



Since: Nov 17, 2006
Posted on: August 12, 2011 9:24 pm
 

Report: Damon clears waivers

Probably so.  He's still a serviceable spare part; while not as good defensively, he could do something along the line of what Dave Roberts did for the Red Sox in 2004.  He can still run; his range in the field has declined somewhat, it's still decent. His hitting's been a little off, but in a more selective role, it could pick up a bit and be an asset to the Indians, Rangers, or some other team.



Since: Dec 15, 2010
Posted on: August 12, 2011 6:28 pm
 

Report: Damon clears waivers

I'm gonna say San Francisco will pick him up.  Their offense is in such bad shape that they'll take anyone that can even hit a little bit at this point.  Plus, Sabean has a history of scouring the trash heap and signing other teams' washed up garbage.



Since: Apr 11, 2011
Posted on: August 12, 2011 6:13 pm
 

Report: Damon clears waivers

One of the contending teams will grab him, maybe Cleveland or Texas.


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