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Johnny Damon claimed by Red Sox: Updates

Original: In other news, Johnny Damon is rumored to have been claimed on waivers by a mystery team, according to media members and MLBTR. The Tigers have two days to work out a trade with the claimant, hand him over without getting anything in return, or pull him back. Damon has expressed interest in staying with the Tigers or coming back next year if they trade him, so it's anyone's guess what they will do now.

Update 3:30 p.m.: Sports Illustrated's Jon Heyman tweets the Red Sox claimed Damon. He also states that the Red Sox are on Damon's no-trade list, complicated matters.

Update 4:50 p.m.: Damon told reporters he isn't sure what he'll decide yet, MLive's Steve Kornacki reports.

Update 5:20 p.m:'s Jason Beck has a bunch of quotes about the situation and a nice story. Go read it now. Money quote:

"The only reason why I would be considering it is to help out this team in the future," Damon said. "I love the Tigers organization and I love the fact that they're up-front and honest. If somehow they can get a good prospect back, a player that can help this team in the future, it would be beneficial for them."

The Tigers announced the corresponding move for Casper Wells' call up this afternoon; Enrique Gonzalez has been designated for assignment.