April 17, 2012
The Indians have officially signed outfielder Johnny Damon.
The 38-year-old reached agreement with Cleveland last week on a
one-year, $1.2 million pending a physical. Damon, who needs 277
hits to reach 3,000 for his career, is at the team's complex in
Goodyear, Ariz., preparing to join the Indians. Damon can earn
another $1.4 million in performance bonuses.
The Indians are the fourth team in four years for Damon, who
played in 150 games for Tampa Bay last season. Damon has played at
least 140 games in 16 straight seasons
Cleveland looked at him as a spark for their offense after a
sluggish start. However, the Indians broke out the bats last
weekend in a three-game sweep of Kansas City.
The Indians open a three-game set in Seattle on Tuesday.