Posted February 26, 2013 by DJ Enuff in Sports

Johnny Damon Begs Yankees to Take Him Back!

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“I would play for the minimum [$490,000 per year, prorated over 180 days] for six weeks,” Damon told The Post last night. “If Granderson returns, I would leave. If there’s no room for me, I’m gone.”

“I don’t think [they] will,” he said. “They’ve had plenty of opportunities since 2009, and it hasn’t happened. But if they call, I’m ready to go.”

“We are focusing on what we have in camp right now,” Yankees’ GM Brian Cashman said.

“You got to look at the guys within and try to get them as much playing time as you can and decide what you are going to do,’’ manager Joe Girardi said. – nypost

“You guys know that I would have tons of interest to go to New York,” Damon told Kay and co-host Don LaGreca. “But I just don’t think they would be interested. I’m not exactly sure what happened over the years or something. They have had plenty of opportunities and I kept raising my hand, wanting to go back and, you know, hopefully it would be a perfect fit. It always had been. Have me for six weeks and then send me off on my merry way. That’s fine.”

“I know how the New York media works,” Damon said. “I’m talking to you so I’m sure he’ll hear about it tomorrow.” – espn

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Former Yankee, 39-year old free-agent, Johnny Damon practically begged the Yankees to pick him up after Granderson went down with a broken forearm on Sunday! Damon spoke with the NY Post last night, and ESPN New York 98.7 FM’s Michael Kay Show earlier in the day! The Yankees indicated that they will be looking in house first between: veteran’s Matt Diaz and Juan Rivera, or newbies Melky Mesa and Zoilo Almonte! Damon has been pleading to return to the Yankees since they cut him following the 2009 Championship! After he was cut from the Yankees, Damon played with the Tigers, Rays, and Indians; the Indians cut him last season after posting a .222 batting average in 64 games! Damon would also have to work on his (out)fielding ability after being switched to a designated hitter! The Yankees also like the upside on Angels’ Vernon Wells, who the Angels are willing to swallow $42 Million owed in his contract for the next two seasons!