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Source: Red Sox want Johnny Damon

Updated: August 24, 2010, 3:53 PM ET
ESPNBoston.com

The Boston Red Sox put in a waiver claim on outfielder Johnny Damon because they genuinely want him to join the club for the final month and a half of the season, not to block him from going to another team, a club source told ESPNBoston.com.

Damon, who can block a trade to Boston, said Monday that he was leaning toward invoking his no-trade clause and staying in Detroit ("My gut and everything else tells me that Detroit's the place for me") rather than returning to Boston, where he was ...

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