Johnny Damon To Sign With Cleveland Indians, According To Report

Johnny Damon of the Tampa Bay Rays reacts while at-bat against the Texas Rangers during Game One of the American League Division Series at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Johnny Damon is reportedly heading to Cleveland after coming to terms with the Indians on Wednesday night.

Johnny Damon is no longer looking for work after the Cleveland Indians reportedly swooped him up on Wednesday night. Since his one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Rays expired following the end of the 2011 season, Damon has been stuck in a waiting game that lasted into the season. Finally, he found a taker as the Indians came to terms with the veteran outfielder and designated hitter.

The news comes from Ken Rosenthal, who adds that Damon is being used to offset the loss of Grady Sizemore.

Damon spent most of his time as a designated hitter with the Rays, appearing in 150 of 162 games in 2011. During those 150 games, Damon hit .261 with 16 home runs and 73 RBI. Despite his age, he was a solid enough contributor for the Rays, though nothing more than a short-term solution.

For more on Damon's new team, head over to Let's Go Tribe and SB Nation Cleveland.

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