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Damon Trades Red Socks for Pinstripes

Johnny Damon a New York Yankee? Yes, it is so. The center fielder has reached a preliminary agreement with New York: $52 million for four years work. Damon had rejected a Red Sox offer of $40 million for the same amount of time. The deal is contingent upon Johnny Damon passing a physical, but one thing is known: the hirsute hitter will have to cut his hair.

Morning Edition's baseball analyist Glenn Stout looks at this big play.

This program aired on December 21, 2005. The audio for this program is not available.

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