Former Yankee Johnny Damon Signs With Indians
Former Yankee Johnny Damon has finally landed himself a 2012 big league contract, agreeing to terms with the Cleveland Indians. The details of the contract are unknown at this point, but speculation is that its a one year contract.
Johnny Damon played a big role in the 2009 New York Yankee Championship run, hitting .282 and driving in over 80 runs while sitting atop the lineup. Damon also was a key member of the 2004 Boston Red Sox Championship team, opting to leave Boston after the ’04 season to join the rival Yankees. Damon played for the Rays last season, and was said to be waiting on a World Series contender to offer him a deal for this season. Although the 1-4 Indians are by no means favored to win the title, Damon will get a good deal of at bats with the club, which is something he was not promised elsewhere. Johnny Damon is sitting on 2,723 career hits, 277 shy of 3,000.