There is now only a "very small" difference of opinion between the Tigers and Johnny Damon on salary, a major league source tells Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports. Though the sides have exchanged proposals, a deal is not yet imminent.
A one-year, $7MM remains possible; as does a two-year, $14MM pact. However, the source downplayed the chances of a one-year deal with a player option for 2011.
A different source tells Morosi that the Braves have not ratcheted up their chase of the 36-year-old in the last week, leaving the White Sox as the strongest known challenger to the Tigers.