Last updated: 09/30/2016 - 1:30 AM UTC
It’s been widely reported that Johnny Damon has followed in Wade Boggs’s footsteps and signed with the Yankees. This is obviously a tremendous deal for the Yankees. Not only does Damon leave the Red sox, the Yanks’ biggest competitors in their division, but he fills a gap in center field as well as covering the leadoff position in the order which Derek Jeter has been filling the last few years. Jeter is really a number 2 hitter and will slide back to that slot of the order once Damon passes a physical and gets a haircut.