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Johnny Damon would like the Yankees to give him a call

Feb 25, 2013, 5:17 PM EDT

Johnny Damon AP

Johnny Damon has been unsuccessfully trying to land another job since the Indians released him in August, so not surprisingly he’s hoping the Yankees give him a call with Curtis Granderson out.

Damon appeared on Michael Kay’s radio show today and said, among other things, that he has “tons of interest” in rejoining the Yankees. He also admitted that it’s unlikely.

Damon says he’d be willing to play for the minimum salary and then exit gracefully if the Yankees decided to part ways once Granderson gets healthy, although even then it’s probably a long shot that they’d be interested after he hit just .222 with a .610 OPS in 64 games for the Indians.

UPDATE: As expected, general manager Brian Cashman ain’t interested. “We will focus on what we have at this time.”

  1. unlost1 - Feb 25, 2013 at 5:20 PM

    me 2

  2. pinkfloydprism - Feb 25, 2013 at 5:45 PM

    No 3000 for Johnny. Boo hoo.

  3. yankeepunk3000 - Feb 25, 2013 at 6:08 PM

    oh johnny oh johnny how ive missed you…but johnny oh johnny I don’t think we need you…But johnny oh johnny don’t feel to bad, that’s baseball for you, so johnny oh johnny dont get too sad.

  4. 13arod - Feb 25, 2013 at 6:10 PM

    Somebody will get him who wouldn’t want him ?? I would have signed him if i was a g.m

  5. pisano - Feb 25, 2013 at 6:59 PM

    Yo Johnny, it’s over.

  6. cackalackyank - Feb 25, 2013 at 7:01 PM

    The only reason the NYY would be interested in Johnny would be if they want to get someone that will now make Grandersons average look higher. But seriously Brian ““We will focus on what we have at this time?” Let’s be specific, right now what “we” have is a great big hole in the line up for someone that will get @ 8 HR in the first 6 weeks of the season.

  7. uyf1950 - Feb 25, 2013 at 7:35 PM

    Johnny not going to happen.

  8. badintent - Feb 25, 2013 at 10:17 PM

    Red Sox. They need a new mascot.

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