Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Damon open to any possibility
By Joe McDonald
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Former Red Sox center fielder and current free agent Johnny Damon is in town and met with a few teams Tuesday night.
He was walking around the lobby at Disney’s Dolphin Hotel, sporting both his Red Sox and Yankees World Series rings. He’s an icon in Boston, thanks to his efforts for helping the Red Sox win the Series in 2004 and erasing 86 years of misery for fans.
After he left Boston, he signed with the Yankees and spent four seasons in the Bronx, helping New York to a Fall Classic victory in 2009. Damon, 36, signed a one-year $8-million deal with the Tigers in 2010. The Red Sox put in a waiver claim on Damon late in the summer and Damon had a chance to come to Boston, but he decided he would rather remain in Detroit.
His agent, Scott Boras, said today Damon would be open to any possibility for 2011.
“I think Johnny is open to playing on winning teams, and he definitely wants to be a part of an organization that has a chance to do some things,” Boras said. “Any club that he feels has a chance to win, he’d be interested.”