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Damon out; free fall continues for the Tribe

The Cleveland Indians designated 38-year-old Johnny Damon for assignment on Friday, one day after doing the same with 39-year-old Derek Lowe.

Maybe the two of them can talk about it while enjoying the early bird at phase three of the Del Boca Vista condos.

The Tribe signed Damon in mid-April and he hit .222 in 64 games with the team while playing an entertaining (but not always in a good way) left field.

“We had to make a tough decision,” Indians manager Manny Acta said. “Johnny is just first class. He made an impact on a lot of people here, despite not performing the way he was expecting and how we were expecting. I can only imagine how much impact he could’ve made here if he would’ve performed better.”

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