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.For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow @eyeonbaseball on Twitter or subscribe to the RSS feed.