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Tigers not getting 2009 version of Damon

Updated: February 21, 2010, 4:21 PM ET
By Tristan H. Cockcroft

Throughout the 13-plus weeks that he was available on the free-agent market, Johnny Damon was a player many claimed needed the New York Yankees more than the Yankees needed him.

We're about to determine the validity of that statement.

Damon will sign a one-year, $8 million contract with the Detroit Tigers, pending a physical, a league source told ESPN's Karl Ravech. ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney also notes that none of the $8 million is deferred, so for a player who ...

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