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Johnny Damon Reportedly Claimed By Unknown Team

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal is reporting that Johnny Damon has been claimed. The team that has claimed him is unknown currently, though.

Damon and Brandon Inge were placed through waivers last week, and both have said they want to remain with the team. Damon, however, does understand why he could be traded.

"It's just something that happens," Damon said. "I'm not too concerned. I made it clear I would want to be back."

The ever-optimistic Damon said he would understand if the Tigers traded him for a prospect that could improve next year's team.

Because Damon was claimed, the Tigers will have to pull him off waivers, simply let the claiming team have him or work out a trade with the claiming team.