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Indians Notes: Cleveland Cuts Ties With Johnny Damon, Jeremy Accardo, Scott Radnisky

July 19, 2012; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Cleveland Indians left fielder Johnny Damon (33) in the dugout against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE
July 19, 2012; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Cleveland Indians left fielder Johnny Damon (33) in the dugout against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

The Cleveland Indians have released both Johnny Damon and Jeremy Accardo today and fired pitching coach Scott Radinsky.

The Indians were on an 11-day losing streak before finally beating the Minnesota Twins 6-2 last night. They entered tonight's action 51-60, nine and a half games behind the Chicago White Sox in the American League Central.

Damon hit .222/.281/.329 over 64 games for Cleveland. The 38-year-old was without a team until April 12, when he signed a one-year minor league contract worth $1.25 million. Based off the lack of interest this offseason, Damon could have a hard time finding a place to continue his case for 3,000 hits. He's still 231 hits short of that milestone.

Accardo had a 4.58 ERA, 1.53 WHIP, 7.1 K/9 and 4.1 BB/9 over thirty-five and one-thirds innings for the Indians. The highlight of his career was when he saved 30 games for the Toronto Blue Jays in 2007.

Radinsky had been a coach in the Indians' organization since 2005, and was in his first season as the team's pitching coach. Cleveland ranked 28th in the MLB with a 4.74 ERA.

It has been a busy day for Cleveland, who also sent Travis Hafner to the disabled list, recalling Jason Donald to take his spot on the 25-man roster.

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Are Johnny Damon's playing days over?

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