What does Damon do about Damon?
(don’t laugh at the graphic, I’m still learning)
Well, Johnny Damon has been claimed off of waivers by the Red Sox. Damon seems as if he wants to stay, but it must be tough considering DD (and perhaps JL) would rather give someone else his playing time. If you will recall, Damon parted with the Red Sox nation on less than ideal terms after they failed to make signing him a priority; though the current Red Sox clubhouse is saying all the right things to woo him back.
On the field, his contributions to the Tigers have been positive, though not quite to the extent that we were hoping. He’s got an OPS+ of 106, but most of that comes from the OBP component, as he has only 40 extra base hits. Moreover, he’s primarily been a DH appearing in only 36 games in left. On the other hand, he seems to be a voice in the club house and was responsible for the first walk-off HR of the season (that I can remember).