Damon expects to play in WBC despite sore shoulder

Updated: March 14, 2006, 7:43 PM ET
Associated Press

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Johnny Damon has a sore left shoulder, but the New York Yankees' center fielder is expected to be available Thursday night when the United States plays Mexico in its final second-round game of the World Baseball Classic.

"They're calling it a spring training shoulder," Rob Butcher, the U.S. team's press liaison, said Tuesday. "It's something a lot of players get this time of year. We expect him to be able to play Thursday."

Damon, who signed a $52 million, four-year ...

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