Johnny Damon # - OF

  • Age: 40
  • DOB: 1973/11/05
  • POB: Fort Riley, KS
  • Height: 6-2 Weight: 205lbs
  • Bats/Throws: L/L
  • MLB Seasons: 18
  • Drafted by Kansas City in 1992 (1st round).

Scouting Report

AssetsPossesses a quick bat and is tough to strike out in key situations. Excels at setting the table for the big bats in the lineup. Is one of the game's best clutch hitters.
FlawsHas an arm that's well below average. Wear and tear (along with age) has hurt what used to be a great power/speed combination. His gung-ho style leads to injuries.
Career potentialVeteran table-setter.

Honours and Awards

2005Named to the All-Star Game
2002Named to the All-Star Game
1995Texas League (AA) - Most Valuable Player
1995Texas League (AA) - All-Star Team
1995Double-A - All-Star Team (Baseball America)
1995Double-A - Player of the Year (Baseball America)
1994Class A - All-Star Team (Baseball America)
1994Carolina League (A) - All-Star Team
1993Midwest League (A) - All-Star Team
1992Gulf Coast League (R) - All-Star Team
1992Short Season - All-Star Team (Baseball America)

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2012/08/09Released by the Cleveland Indians.
2012/08/03Designated for assignment by the Cleveland Indians.
2012/06/20Missed 1 game (sore lower back).
2012/06/19Sore lower back, day-to-day.
2012/06/06Missed 2 games (paternity leave list).
2012/06/02Paternity leave list, day-to-day.
2012/05/01Recalled from Columbus (AAA).
2012/04/13Signed as a free agent by the Cleveland Indians to a one-year contract.
2011/10/30Filed for free agency.
2011/09/07Missed 2 games (leg injury).
2011/09/05Leg injury, day-to-day.
2011/07/09Missed 1 game (bruised left hand).
2011/07/07Bruised left hand, day-to-day.
2011/04/21Missed 3 games (finger injury).
2011/04/18Finger injury, day-to-day.
2011/04/05Missed 1 game (calf injury).
2011/04/03Calf injury, day-to-day.
2011/02/01Signed as a free agent by the Tampa Bay Rays to a one-year contract.
2010/08/03Missed 2 games (back spasms).
2010/07/31Back spasms, day-to-day.
2010/02/20Signed as a free agent by the Detroit Tigers to a one-year contract.
2009/09/13Missed 1 game (sore back).
2009/09/12Sore back, day-to-day.
2009/08/23Missed 1 game (bruised right knee).
2009/08/22Bruised right knee, day-to-day.
2009/06/28Missed 1 game (flu).
2009/06/27Flu, day-to-day.
2009/05/22Missed 1 game (back injury).
2009/05/21Back injury, day-to-day.
2008/09/19Missed 1 game (personal reasons).
2008/09/18Personal reasons, day-to-day.
2008/07/21Missed 11 games (sprained left shoulder).
2008/07/06Sprained left shoulder, 15-day DL (retroactive to July 5th, 2008).
2008/07/05Sprained left shoulder, day-to-day.
2008/06/27Missed 2 games (foot injury).
2008/06/25Foot injury, day-to-day.
2007/06/16Missed 2 games (abdominal injury).
2007/06/15Abdominal injury, day-to-day.
2007/05/18Missed 2 games (calf injury).
2007/05/17Calf injury, day-to-day.
2007/05/06Missed 1 game (calf injury).
2007/05/05Calf injury, day-to-day.
2007/05/03Missed 1 game (back injury).
2007/05/01Back injury, day-to-day.
2007/04/07Missed 2 games (calf injury).
2007/04/04Calf injury, day-to-day.
2006/09/24Missed 3 games (left hand injury).
2006/09/20Left hand injury, day-to-day.
2006/07/26Missed 1 game (sore back).
2006/07/25Sore back, day-to-day.
2006/07/17Missed 1 game (leg injury).
2006/07/16Leg injury, day-to-day.
2006/07/08Missed 2 games (abdominal injury).
2006/07/06Abdominal injury, day-to-day.
2006/05/26Missed 1 game (foot injury).
2006/05/24Foot injury, day-to-day.
2005/12/23Signed as a free agent by the New York Yankees to a four-year contract.
2005/10/29Filed for free agency.
2005/09/22Shoulder injury, day-to-day.
2005/09/15Missed 3 games (shoulder injury).
2005/09/14Shoulder injury, day-to-day.
2005/09/11Missed 1 game (sore left shoulder).
2005/09/10Sore left shoulder, day-to-day.
2005/08/15Missed 1 game (hamstring).
2005/08/14Hamstring, day-to-day.
2005/06/07Missed 2 games (shoulder injury).
2005/06/05Shoulder injury, day-to-day.
2005/04/10Missed 1 game (elbow injury).
2005/04/09Elbow injury, day-to-day.
2004/09/07Missed 4 games (finger injury).
2004/09/03Finger injury, day-to-day.
2004/04/15Missed 2 games (knee injury).
2004/04/10Knee injury, day-to-day.
2003/10/11Missed 2 games (concussion).
2003/10/07Concussion, day-to-day.
2003/09/21Missed 4 games (abdominal injury).
2003/09/17Abdominal injury, day-to-day.
2003/09/01Missed 1 game (calf injury).
2003/08/31Calf injury, day-to-day.
2003/08/19Missed 2 games (hamstring).
2003/08/17Hamstring, day-to-day.
2003/07/12Missed 1 game (hip injury).
2003/07/11Hip injury, day-to-day.
2002/08/24Missed 1 game (finger injury).
2002/08/23Finger injury, day-to-day.
2002/04/30Missed 2 games (left hamstring injury).
2002/04/27Left hamstring injury, day-to-day.
2001/12/21Signed as a free agent by the Boston Red Sox to a four-year contract.
2001/09/10Missed 2 games (left thumb injury).
2001/09/08Left thumb injury, day-to-day.


2012/04/13Signed as a free agent by the Cleveland Indians.
2011/02/01Signed as a free agent by the Tampa Bay Rays.
2010/02/20Signed as a free agent by Detroit Tigers.
2005/12/23Signed as a free agent by the New York Yankees.
2001/12/21Signed as a free agent by the Boston Red Sox.
2001/01/08In a three-way deal; Oakland Athletics traded Ben Grieve, a player to be named later or cash to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and A.J. Hinch, Angel Berroa and cash to the Kansas City Royals. Kansas City traded Johnny Damon, Mark Ellis and a player to be named later to Oakland. Tampa Bay traded Cory Lidle to Oakland and Roberto Hernandez to Kansas City.
1992/06/01Drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the supplemental draft (35th pick overall) in the 1992 Major League Draft.

Career Stats

2011Tampa BayAL15058279152297167351921960.261.326.418.744
2009NY YankeesAL143550107155363248271981205.282.365.489.854
2008NY YankeesAL1435559516827517716482298-.303.375.461.836
2007NY YankeesAL14153393144272126366792733.270.351.396.747
2006NY YankeesAL1495931151693552480678525103.285.359.482.841
2000Kansas CityAL1596551362144210168865604695.327.382.495.877
1999Kansas CityAL145583101179399147767503664.307.379.477.856
1998Kansas CityAL16164210417830101866588426124.277.339.439.778
1997Kansas CityAL14647270130128848427016104.275.338.386.724
1996Kansas CityAL1455176114022565031642556.271.313.368.681
1995Kansas CityAL4718832531153231222701.282.324.441.765
1992Baseball CityA1100000000000.
1992GCL RoyalsR50192586712942431212361.349.449.5681.017


GP - games played
AB - at bats
R - runs
H - hits
TB - total bases
2B - doubles
3B - triples
HR - home runs
RBI - runs batted in
BB - walks or base on balls
SO - strikeouts
SB - stolen bases
CS - caught stealing
E - errors
AVG - average
OBP - on-base percentage
SLG - slugging perentage

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