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GM: No 'clear role' for Johnny Damon

Updated: December 23, 2010, 5:36 PM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

As intriguing as it may sound, the chances of a Johnny Damon return to the Bronx appear unlikely.

New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman on Thursday downplayed reports that he was talking with Damon and his agent, Scott Boras, about a possible return to the Yankees after a one-year exile to Detroit.

"It was just part of our canvassing process," Cashman said about whatever contact he had with Damon, who hit .271 with eight homers and 51 RBIs in 145 games for the Tigers, mostly ...

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