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Sorry, Sox: Damon staying in Detroit

Johnny Damon is staying put, telling the media in Detroit this afternoon he's not waiving his no-trade clause to go to the Red Sox on a waiver claim. Damon has been a winter jumper during his career but he's intensely loyal to his team and didn't want to jump ship from the Tigers. He was concerned about the reaction he would get in Boston and liked playing for Jim Leyland and mentoring Austin Jackson in Detroit. Fair enough.

You would imagine the Tigers would want him back next year on another one-year deal.

Here's a quick reaction from Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe.

---Mike Harrington


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Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has covered the Buffalo Bisons since 1992 and Major League Baseball since 1995. A member of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, Harrington has reported on more than 30 MLB postseason series — including every game of the World Series in this century — and all three of the Bisons' championship runs in their modern era. He is a connoisseur of the famous Stadium Mustard at Cleveland's Progressive Field.

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Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered the Bisons for The Buffalo News since 2002. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

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