The Tigers ownership has approved a two year 14 million dollar contract offer to free agent outfielder Johnny Damon, according to FOX SPORTS. Damon may have salvaged an offseason of what appeared to be poor decision making.
The Braves also have an offer out to Damon, but the Tigers' offer includes a second year and for more money.
Damon recently confessed that he has a crush on Detroit all along, pledging allegiance to the Detroit Red Wings and saying he loves octopus, something Red Wings fans use to throw on the ice if a player scores a hat trick.
If Damon signs in Detroit, the Tigers will likely send Austin Jackson back to Triple-A for more seasoning. Jackson hit .300 at Triple-A with 4 home runs and a .354 OBP.
Jackson could be brought up after the first month or two of the season, splitting time with three aging veterans - Carlos Guillen, Johnny Damon, and Magglio Ordonez - Both Guillen and Ordonez could be on the trade market next season.
Damon does give the Tigers the leadoff hitter they have been looking for all offseason.