Johnny Damon LF CLE Jul 31 '78
Johnny Damon is expected to play for Thailand in the WBC qualifier in Taiwan in November.
Damon's mother is from Thailand, which gives him the eligibility to do so. The 38-year-old outfielder hit just .222/.281/.329 with four homers and 19 RBI in 64 games for the Indians this past season. He's just 231 hits away from 3,000, but that historic mark will be difficult to reach if he can't find a suitor this winter.
Johnny Damon LF CLE May 20 '78
Indians released OF-DH Johnny Damon.
Damon failed to draw any interest on waivers after being designated for assignment last week. The 37-year-old batted just .222/.281/.329 with four homers, four steals and a .610 OPS over 224 plate appearances during his time with the Indians. Currently at 2,769 career hits, Damon is still interested in continuing his career elsewhere, but he may struggle to find a new home before the end of the season.
Johnny Damon LF CLE May 20 '78
According to Jordan Bastian of MLB.com, the Indians will release outfielder/designated hitter Johnny Damon and right-hander Jeremy Accardo on Thursday.
Both players passed through waivers after being designated for assignment last week. According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, Damon hasn't heard if any contenders are interested in him, but he plans to continue to playing. The Indians are expected to either release or trade recently DFA'd right-hander Derek Lowe on Friday.
Johnny Damon LF CLE May 14 '78
Indians designated OF Johnny Damon for assignment.
The Indians aren't fooling around, as they also designated fellow disappointing veteran Derek Lowe for assignment earlier this week. Damon batted just .222/.281/.329 with four homers and four steals over 64 games for the Tribe to earn his ticket out of town. It's no sure thing that he'll be picked up by anyone for the final two months of the season.
Johnny Damon LF CLE Apr 12 '78
Johnny Damon is questionable for Monday's game against the Angels due to hamstring tenderness.
Damon will test his tender right hamstring during pregame batting practice. If all goes well, he'll serve as Cleveland's designated hitter against the visiting Angels.
Johnny Damon LF CLE Apr 09 '78
Johnny Damon launched a three-run home run, helping to lead the Indians to a 7-2 victory over the Orioles on Thursday.
The mammoth blast off Wei-Yin Chen in the second inning put the Tribe on the board, and provided more than enough support for Zach McAllister and the Indians bullpen. After getting off to a maddeningly slow start, Damon has picked it up a bit as of late, hitting .345 (10-for-29) with two homers and seven RBI over his last nine games. It was his only hit in three trips on the night, and he now sits 247 shy of the hallowed 3000.
Johnny Damon LF CLE Apr 01 '78
Johnny Damon returned to action on Wednesday June 20.
Johnny Damon LF CLE Mar 17 '78
Johnny Damon is expected to return from the paternity leave list Wednesday.
Damon left the team following Saturday's game in order to be with his wife, who gave birth to twin girls Friday. The Indians are expected to send down catcher Luke Carlin in a corresponding roster move.
Johnny Damon LF CLE Mar 14 '78
Johnny Damon is expected to be placed on paternity leave, according to FOX Sports Ohio.
Matt LaPorta is likely to replace Damon on the roster for the next one to three days. Assuming that the leave starts Sunday, Damon should still be OK to use in AL-only leagues next week.
Johnny Damon LF CLE Mar 10 '78
Johnny Damon went 2-for-3 with a double and a walk against the Royals on Wednesday.
It's Damon's first multihit game since May 6 and just his second for the Indians. He's really struggled to make hard contact after missing spring training and an abbreviated stint in the minors.