(NEW YORK) — With Curtis Granderson on the shelf for the next couple of months for the New York Yankees, former Yankees outfielder Johnny Damon is hoping for a reunion with the team.
While appearing on ESPN New York 98.7 FM’s Michael Kay Show, Damon made it known he would more than welcome a return to the team. He is currently a free agent.
“You guys know that I would have tons of interest to go to New York,” Damon said. “But I just don’t think that they would be interested. I’m not exactly sure what happened over the years or something. They have had plenty of opportunities and I kept raising my hand, waiting to go back and, you know, hopefully it would be a perfect fit. It always has been. Have me for six weeks and then send me off on my merry ways. That’s fine.”
Damon last played for the Yankees in 2009, the same year they won their last World Series. He spent four seasons in New York after spending the previous four seasons with the Boston Red Sox.
After 18 seasons in Major League Baseball, Damon is looking to extend his career for at least another season but he might be out of luck as Damon failed to impress during his time with the Cleveland Indians last season. He hit .222 in 64 games last season with the Indians.
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Jill Martin, CNN