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Johnny Damon can stop waiting for the Yankees to call him

Feb 26, 2013, 5:17 PM EDT

Brian Cashman, Johnny Damon

Johnny Damon said yesterday that he’d like the Yankees to give him a call as a short-term replacement for the injured Curtis Granderson. Brian Cashman said almost immediately that it wasn’t in the plans and today the general manager followed up by ruling it out completely:

I love Johnny Damon, he was an awesome Yankee when we had him. But that was a while ago. It’s not something we’re going to pursue.

Oh well.

  1. fanofevilempire - Feb 26, 2013 at 7:12 PM

    loved him as a Yankee but see ya at old timers day dude.

    • cackalackyank - Feb 26, 2013 at 8:53 PM

      Wow…like this needed to be clarified?

      • Cris E - Feb 27, 2013 at 2:40 AM

        Sure. A couple guys sitting around without a lot to do at spring training think be could be a fit and start asking questions, so he says he’d love to play more. Anyone who isn’t fully retired would have said the same thing. Thome is in the same boat, but no one asked him such a pointed question and then took that over to a GM and put him on the spot.

        Be as snarky as you want, but it’s a perfectly cromulent spring training story when rosters are in flux, old guys are available and better guys are getting hurt.

    • stoutfiles - Feb 27, 2013 at 7:25 AM

      But how will they find an outfield arm better than Damon’s?

      • zzalapski - Feb 27, 2013 at 9:51 AM

        Look out the window?

      • deathmonkey41 - Feb 27, 2013 at 1:15 PM

        Even when he did make a good throw, Manny Ramirez just cut it off anyway.

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