White Sox join Tigers, Braves in Damon sweepstakes

Free agent outfielder Johnny Damon told the New York Post that he has more suitors than just the Tigers and Braves.

One of those teams is the White Sox. According to the White Sox’s website, the team has interest in Damon but the website speculated he might not fit in the team’s budget. It also suggested that White Sox general manager Ken Williams merely could be trying to drive up Damon’s price for Detroit.

On Thursday, the Tigers offered him a two-year, $14 million deal, according to FOXSports.com. The Detroit News reports the Tigers appear to be "on the brink" of adding Damon and speculates he would hit second behind center field Austin Jackson.

On Wednesday, the Braves offered Damon a one-year deal, which The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported was worth between $4 million and $5 million. However, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution speculated the Braves’ offer won’t be extended to two years because outfield prospects Jason Heyward and Jordan Schafer should be ready to start by next season.

Damon hit .282 with 24 homers, 82 RBIs, 107 runs for the Yankees in 2009.

Free agent outfielder Johnny Damon told the New York Post that he has more suitors than just the Tigers and Braves.

One of those teams is the White Sox. According to the White Sox’s website, the team has interest in Damon but the website speculated he might not fit in the team’s budget. It also suggested that White Sox general manager Ken Williams merely could be trying to drive up Damon’s price for Detroit.

On Thursday, the Tigers offered him a two-year, $14 million deal, according to FOXSports.com. The Detroit News reports the Tigers appear to be "on the brink" of adding Damon and speculates he would hit second behind center field Austin Jackson.

On Wednesday, the Braves offered Damon a one-year deal, which The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported was worth between $4 million and $5 million. However, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution speculated the Braves’ offer won’t be extended to two years because outfield prospects Jason Heyward and Jordan Schafer should be ready to start by next season.

Damon hit .282 with 24 homers, 82 RBIs, 107 runs for the Yankees in 2009.

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