The Braves and Tigers are the two frontrunners for Johnny Damon, who is likely in line for a one year deal based on where we are at this offseason.
Damon, 36, hit .282 with a career high 24 home runs with a .365 on-base percentage in 143 games with the Yankees.
The Yankees only have 2 million dollars left to spend and Damon is believed to be seeking a 7-10 million dollar salary per year. Both the Braves and Tigers are in need of an outfielder, but would be smart not to spend big on the veteran outfielder.
Damon benefitted mightily from the new Yankee Stadium, hitting .279 with 17 home runs and a .382 OBP, compared to the 7 home runs and .349 OBP on the road. Still a solid OBP, but whoever signs him should expect some regression.
One NL source said the Giants are monitoring the Damon situation, but are waiting for his price to come down. He's still a couple weeks away from making a decision.