Originally posted on Speculative Sports  |  Last updated 3/9/12
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On Thursday Baltimore Orioles GM Dan Duquette denied rumors the team was planing on signing veteran outfielder Johnny Damon.

Via MLB.com:

Asked if Baltimore was going to sign Damon, Duquette laughed and said, “I don’t think so. I already signed Damon when he was 28.” Duquette added he’d prefer to sign the 28-year-old version of Damon, and while he is a big fan of the outfielder — calling him “a leader and great clubhouse guy” — Duquette said Damon doesn’t fit into the Orioles’ plans.

Now with the Orioles out of the picture, Damon has very few viable options left. According to ESPN.com, only the Indians, Dodgers, Twins, Mariners, Braves, and Reds have spots where Damon could potentially fit in. But that’s not to say any of these teams are even remotely interested.

Damon, 38, played in 150 games for the Tampa Bay Rays last season hitting a respectable .261 with 16 home runs and 73 runs batted in. Surely some team will need that kind of offense this season, right?

While it seems Damon may not get a call this spring training, it remains a good bet someone, somewhere, will give him a call before the season is over. But who, remains a mystery.

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