Cleveland Indians: Johnny Damon Could Be an Interesting Fit in the Lineup
Overall, he hit .261 with 16 home runs, 73 RBI and 19 stolen bases. While that isn't necessarily the same level of production that Damon has put up throughout his career, you would think that some team would not mind adding him to the lineup somewhere. Obviously, he could be a designated hitter, but it is possible that he could return to left field as well.
The wheels might be turning, however. Buster Olney of ESPN reported on Twitter that, according to agent Scott Boras, Damon will be playing baseball by May 1.
Of course, the million dollar question is where he will be playing.
They could use some support in left field as Shelley Duncan provides similar power production to Damon but with less speed. In that sense, Damon would definitely be an upgrade in that situation.
Then, at designated hitter, Travis Hafner has battled with injuries over the past few seasons. As he demonstrated last year with Tampa Bay, Damon is also content with playing that position.
Overall, Damon might be a very interesting for the Cleveland Indians. However, we will all just have to wait and see where he actually lands. He should definitely be a productive asset for that team.
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