Found January 23, 2012 on
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Johnny Damon in Detroit Part II?
Could happen, according to a Sunday tweet by FOXSports.com's Jon Paul Morosi:
"Tigers are indeed pursuing Johnny Damon, source says. At this point, he's a stronger possibility than Derrek Lee."
Damon spent last season in Tampa Bay, where he hit .261 with 16 home runs and 73 RBI in 582 at-bats. With the Tigers in 2010, he hit .271 with eight homers and 51 RBIs in 539 at-bats.
Damon is a career .286 hitter who could help fill the hole left by Victor Martinez, who will likely sit out the 2012 season with a torn ACL in his left knee.
Morosi is also reporting that the Tigers are looking at righty Roy Oswalt to fill the No. 5 spot in their rotation.
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Before I say anything, just let this sink in for a minute.
That lineup is D-I-double-R durrrrrrty. With the addition of the non-inept version of Ryan Raburn and possibly even Victor Martinez come August (though I'm doubtful about the latter), there isn't a pitcher in baseball that would have a good night's sleep before facing this team. Of course, with any deal there...
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