Tagged: ‘Johnny Damon’

New York Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman Will not Pursue FA Johnny Damon
February 28th, 2013 at 8:02 AM
With the news that Yankees slugger Curtis Granderson will be out of action until May, various rumors began flying around as to how they could potentially replace his production.  While Yankees fans have yet to hear general manager Brian Cashman "officially" rule out a trade for former Yankee and current Chicago Cubs outfielder...

Can the New York Yankees Be Calling on an Old Friend to Fill Granderson’s Void?
February 25th, 2013 at 7:09 PM
***PHOTO1*** With Yankees slugger Curtis Granderson expected to be out of commission until May after a first inning beaning Sunday against the Toronto Blue Jays, can an old reliable ballplayer be called upon to help fill a glaring hole? Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports that if called upon, free agent outfielder and...

Johnny Damon No Longer an Option for New York Yankees
February 19th, 2012 at 5:30 AM
As the New York Yankees look to sign a left-handed DH, veteran Johnny Damon has been one of the favorites to land the job. However, the two sides are heading in separate directions, reports George A. King III and Joel Sherman of the New York Post. ***PHOTO1*** "We both are looking at different options now," Damon told The Post. "It's unfortunate." Damon was interested in returning to New York...

New York Yankees Could Be Adding a Left-Handed DH Soon
February 12th, 2012 at 12:17 PM
The New York Yankees and Pittsburgh Pirates are working on a trade that could potentially send pitcher A.J. Burnett to the Pirates to lower the Yankees payroll. If a deal is agreed upon, the Yankees will use the cash saved from Burnett's contract to try and sign a left-handed designated hitter.  ***PHOTO1*** Burnett, 35 years old, has two years and $33 million remaining on his contract. That is...

New York Yankees in Serious Discussions with Raul Ibanez
February 7th, 2012 at 12:30 AM
As the New York Yankees continue searching for a left-handed hitter, they are now in serious discussions with free agent Raul Ibanez, tweets Ken Rosenthal. ***PHOTO1*** Ibanez, 39 years old, is willing to take less money than he could get elsewhere to end up in pinstripes. If the two sides can agree to a deal, Ibanez would platoon with outfielder Andruw Jones as the fourth outfielder and designated hitter.  Last...

New York Yankees Interested in Johnny Damon as Designated Hitter
January 15th, 2012 at 4:04 PM
The New York Yankees have talked with veteran outfielder Johnny Damon about possibly being their designated hitter next season, tweets Jon Heyman.  ***PHOTO1*** The 38 year-old Damon spent last season with the Tampa Bay Rays, batting .261 with 16 home runs, 73 RBI, and 19 stolen bases.  If a deal was reached between the two sides, this would be Damon's second stint with the Bronx Bombers. He...