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Johnny Damon nixes return to Boston

Updated: August 25, 2010, 4:47 PM ET
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DETROIT -- Johnny Damon is staying with the Tigers after all, saying "I love Detroit."

The Tigers outfielder said before Tuesday night's game against Kansas City that he decided to pass up a chance to return to the Boston Red Sox, with whom he became a cult hero in helping lead the team to a World Series title in 2004, its first since 1918.

The Red Sox claimed Damon on waivers this week, but he had the right to veto a move to Boston because of a no-trade clause in his contract.

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