January 15th, 2010
While the Tigers still aren’t saying anything official about a Jose Valverde deal, they’re throwing some cold water on the Johnny Damon market at the moment. Through a team spokesperson, Dombrowski said they have not expressed interest in Damon.
Now, lest anyone forget, Dombrowski said early last week that they were “content with what we have now” in the bullpen without ruling out a move. Earlier this week, he apparently told Jim Bowden that they were focused on the back end of the bullpen. Now, they’re on the verge of adding Valverde.
So, while Dombrowski hasn’t talked with agent Scott Boras about Damon, and they apparently haven’t expressed interest, that’s the situation at the moment.