Johnny Damon Turns Down Sox, Stays With Tigers

Damon stays in Detroit, nixes return to Red Sox

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DETROIT (AP) – Johnny Damon is staying in Detroit.

The Tigers outfielder says he's decided to pass up a chance to

return to the Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox had claimed him on

waivers this week, and it was up to him to approve the deal.

Damon said before Tuesday night's game against Kansas City that

he's turned down the move.

The 36-year-old Damon helped lead the Red Sox to a World Series

championship 2004, their first since 1918.