It is official. Johnny Damon will join the big league club on Tuesday-
“The Indians will have some help blowing into the Windy City this week. Veteran outfielder Johnny Damon will join the club for its upcoming road series against the White Sox.
Damon has spent the bulk of the past two weeks training at the Tribe’s complex in Goodyear, Ariz., but he will have a locker awaiting him at U.S. Cellular Field on Tuesday, when the Indians open a three-game set.
When the Indians officially add Damon to the Major League roster, the team will need to make a subsequent transaction to clear room.”
Whether Damon plays on Tuesday night will of course be up to manager Manny Acta. With Shelley Duncan batting .147 in his last ten games, and the possibility of Choo returning as well, Damon could find himself in left field in his Tribe debut. Damon will wear uniform number 33.
Leading candidates to be sent down include Aaron Cunningham and Jose Lopez.
[Related: The Damon/Sizemore/Brantley conundrum]