Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Chances of Damon-Yankees reunion
By Doug Mittler and Jason A. Churchill
Could the Yankees put in a call to Johnny Damon as a replacement for the injured Curtis Granderson?
George King of the New York Post says a deal for Damon, a 38-year-old who hit .222 in 65 games for the Indians last season before being released, would be a long shot at best. Mark Feinsand of the Daily News adds Damon would welcome a call from the Yankees and “can probably still reach the short porch in right field.”
Damon had four productive years with the Yankees (2006-2009) and told Michael Kay Monday that he'd welcome a call from the Yankee. He needs 231 hits to reach the3000-hit threshold and his window of opportunity is closing fast. One major obstacle may be Damon's lack of value on defense.