Damon Wants To Stay In New York

The Yankees would like Johnny Damon to return next year and, according to Tyler Kepner of the New York Times, the 35-year-old outfielder hopes to re-sign once he becomes a free agent after the season.

"I don't know where else I would want to go," Damon said. "Obviously that's not the right thing to say when you're about ready to approach free agency, but I'm very happy with playing in New York, and my family's happy."

Damon's agent, Scott Boras, will have a strong 2009 campaign to point to in his negotiations. With 22 homers and 52 walks, Damon's OPS now approaches .900 and he is on his way to a 14th consecutive season of at least 140 games played. (Hat Tip: River Ave. Blues)

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