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Thursday, February 16, 2012
Damon: Why not me, Yanks?

By Andrew Marchand

Johnny Damon doesn't know why his phone is not ringing this offseason. He can't understand why the Yankees are seemingly going to sign Raul Ibanez over him. And he is asking, "Why?"

"I think it's a perfect fit,'' Damon told CBS Sports' Heyman. "But for some reason you have the year I had, especially with a team that has trouble scoring, and you can't even get a call to continue playing."

The Yankees are expected to sign a free agent DH after the A.J. Burnett saga ends. Ibanez is to the favorite to be the guy. Damon appears to be the second choice. Of course, silver medals don't help Damon.