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Johnny Damon Returns to AL Central with the Detroit Tigers


Johnny Damon (.282, 24 HR, 82 RBI), who spent the 1995-2000 season with the Kansas City Royals, is returning to the AL Central after signing a one-year deal with the Detroit Tigers.

Damon, who turned 36 last November, was also rumored to be negotiating with the Atlanta Braves, but ultimately decided to sign with the Tigers, who offered him more money.

The Tigers have been sellers more than buyers this season, dealing star outfielder Curtis Granderson (.249, 30 HR, 71 RBI) and letting gold glove infielder Placido Polanco (.285, 10 HR, 72 RBI) walk in free agency.

With the absence of Granderson and Polanco, the Tigers will more than likely have rookies Austin Jackson and Scott Sizemore in the lineup.

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