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Johnny Damon would like the Yankees to give him a call

Johnny Damon

Tampa Bay Rays designated hitter Johnny Damon waves to his teammates after he moved past Lou Gehrig on the all-time hit list, with a second-inning single off New York Yankees starting pitcher Bartolo Colon during a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)


Johnny Damon has been unsuccessfully trying to land another job since the Indians released him in August, so not surprisingly he’s hoping the Yankees give him a call with Curtis Granderson out.

Damon appeared on Michael Kay’s radio show today and said, among other things, that he has “tons of interest” in rejoining the Yankees. He also admitted that it’s unlikely.

Damon says he’d be willing to play for the minimum salary and then exit gracefully if the Yankees decided to part ways once Granderson gets healthy, although even then it’s probably a long shot that they’d be interested after he hit just .222 with a .610 OPS in 64 games for the Indians.

UPDATE: As expected, general manager Brian Cashman ain’t interested. “We will focus on what we have at this time.”