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Indians make Johnny Damon signing official

12:35 PM, Apr 17, 2012   |    comments
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CLEVELAND -- The Indians have officially signed outfielder Johnny Damon. The 38-year-old reached agreement with Cleveland last week on a one-year, $1.2 million pending a physical.

Damon, who needs 277 hits to reach 3,000 for his career, is at the team's complex in  Goodyear, Ariz., preparing to join the Indians.

Damon can earn another $1.4 million in performance bonuses. The Indians are the fourth team in four years for Damon, who played in 150 games for Tampa Bay last season.

Damon has played at least 140 games in 16 straight seasons. Cleveland looked at him as a spark for their offense after a sluggish start.

However, the Indians broke out the bats last weekend in a three-game sweep of Kansas City. The Indians open a three-game set in Seattle on Tuesday.         

The Associated Press

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