Red Sox claim Tigers' Damon

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Detroit - The Boston Red Sox have claimed outfielder Johnny Damon off waivers from the Detroit Tigers, and the veteran has until Wednesday to decide if he will waive his no-trade clause to re-join the club he helped win the 2004 World Series title.

Damon signed a one-year contract with Detroit in the offseason and has hit .270 with seven home runs and 40 RBI in 111 games with the Tigers.

The 36-year-old gained notoriety while playing for the Red Sox between 2002-05, then surprised most by signing a lucrative four-year deal with Boston's rival, the New York Yankees, prior to the 2006 campaign.

In 2,242 career games, Damon has compiled a .288 average with 214 home runs, 1,036 RBI, 1,548 runs scored and 382 stolen bases.


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