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.
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