Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/15/14
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The New York Yankees have closed the door on the possibility of free-agent designated hitter Johnny Damon returning to the team, the New York Post reported Saturday. Damon, 38, played four seasons with the Yankees and won the World Series with the franchise in 2009. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Damon called the club about a return and, "I told him the truth." "He is not the No. 1 option if and when I turn to DH options," Cashman said. Damon also confirmed both he and the Yankees were "looking at other options now," describing the situation as "unfortunate." The move means 39-year-old Raul Ibanez -- who spent the past three seasons with the Phillies -- is now the favorite for the left-handed designated hitter spot. The Yankees are also looking to sign utility infielder Eric Chavez once the deal to send pitcher A.J. Burnett to the Pirates is approved by Major League Baseball. The Burnett deal will bring the Yankees' $13 million from the Pirates.
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  • Cashman has got to go. The reason the Yankees did not repeat in 2010 is because this guy destroyed the team's chemistry by getting rid of Damon and Matsui. Now, with a chance to bring Damon back and revitalize the team, this joke of a GM wants to hire some bum named Ibanez. What's an Ibanez? Probably someone no better than Burnett's brother. Ah, yes, AJ...another brilliant Cashman acquisition. We have lost more World Series opportunities because of the utterly lousy stiffs this guy signs and his sheer ineptitude in getting top talent to sign. I remind you that this is the guy that let Halladay and Lee slip right through his fingers. Is there a worse GM in all of baseball than this talentless egomaniac? Tell you what -- let's trade Cashman to the Royals for Butler and two mistresses to be named later.
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