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Johnny Damon Is Finally Employed And Other MLBullets

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Johnny Damon rounds third base against the St. Louis Cardinals at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
Johnny Damon rounds third base against the St. Louis Cardinals at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
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Got to hang a bit at the game yesterday with Al. You know who's a cool guy? Al. The latest from around MLB, as you ease into the weekend...

  • Johnny Damon finally has a team, after signing a one-year deal with the Cleveland Indians. Damon gets just $1.25 million in base salary, with another $1.4 million in incentives. Damon, 38, was relatively productive last year with the Rays - he had a 110 OPS+ - but the market flooded with aging DH types, and he found few suitors for his services. Well, few suitors that were willing to guarantee him the kind of playing time he was looking for in order to try and reach 3,000 hits (he stands at 2,723). Damon isn't expected to see game action for a little while, as he first will go through his own version of Spring Training.

Brett Taylor is the Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation, and a Contributor here at Bleed Cubbie Blue.