Damon staying with Tigers

Detroit Tigers designated hitter Johnny Damon sports a tomahawk haircut as he watches his team play...

Detroit Tigers designated hitter Johnny Damon sports a tomahawk haircut as he watches his team play the New York Yankees in the first inning of their MLB American League baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, August 17, 2010. REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine

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DETROIT - Detroit Tigers outfielder Johnny Damon said on Tuesday he has decided to stay with the team instead of accepting a trade to his former club, the Boston Red Sox.

The 36-year-old was claimed off waivers by Boston on Monday, but invoked his no-trade clause to remain with the Tigers. He had until Wednesday to decide.

Damon helped lead the Red Sox to the World Series title in 2004 -- the franchise's first since 1918 -- when he hit .304 with 20 home runs and 94 runs batted in.

In 112 games this year, Damon has clubbed seven homers and knocked in 41 while hitting .272.


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