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Indians release Johnny Damon

Johnny Damon

Cleveland Indians’ Johnny Damon watches his ball after hitting a two-RBI triple in the seventh inning in a baseball game against the Texas Rangers, Friday, May 4, 2012, in Cleveland. Casey Kotchman and Jack Hannahan scored. The Indians won 6-3. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)


Johnny Damon cleared waivers after being designated for assignment last week and the Indians released the 38-year-old outfielder/designated hitter.

He hit .222 with four homers and a .610 OPS in 64 games after joining the Indians in early May, earning $1.25 million in guaranteed money as part of a minor-league deal.

Considering the lack of interest in Damon as a free agent during the offseason this may be the end of the line for the two-time All-Star with 2,769 career hits unless he feels like spending extended time in Triple-A to prove there’s still some gas left in the tank.