Johnny Damon's new deal official
CLEVELAND -- Johnny Damon has left the on-deck circle. He's officially with the Cleveland Indians.
Next stop: The starting lineup -- and maybe the 3,000-hit club.
The 38-year-old outfielder signed a minor league contract on Tuesday, the next step before he joins the major league club and possibly moves into a permanent spot in left field. The sides agreed on a $1.25 million deal last week, when the Indians were off to a sluggish start with a team batting average below .200.
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