Thu Feb 11 05:52am EST
Former New York Yankees outfielder Johnny Damon(notes) wants a two-year deal (or more) but it doesn't look like the 36-year-old's dream will come true. He has apparently been offered a one-year deal from the Atlanta Braves for less than $4 million (and some of that cash is deferred), according to MLB.com.
The New York Times is reporting that the deal is for $2 million now and $2 million later. The Detroit Tigers had been thought to be the most interested team in Damon, but yesterday the Braves seemed to pick up the pace a little bit. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has it that the team's interest "increased," which led to the offer as well as a call from Chipper Jones(notes) to Damon to ask for him to come play for the Braves this year.
However will Damon live on that kind of money? He made $13 million last year. He should remember the cost of living in Atlanta is a lot less than in New York.
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