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Yankees Rumors: Johnny Damon Wants To Stay

Published by on May 4, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

According to Andrew Marchand of ESPN, Johnny Damon, who becomes a free agent after this season, wants to return to the Yankees, but admits that the chances of that happening are slim.

Damon said the numbers game in the Yankees outfield does not bode well for him. Melky Cabrera and Brett Gardner are in center, Nick Swisher and Xavier Nady — who will also be a free agent and is currently on the DL — in right and the team’s top prospect, Austin Jackson, lighting up Triple-A.

“I know where I want to be next year,” Damon told 1050 ESPN New York. “I want to be here in New York. I also know New York has a lot of young outfielders coming back. Austin Jackson is in the wings. At least,...

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