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Rumors of Damon/Crede Swap Heating Up

Nov 04, 2007 4:59 PM EST

Buster Olney of ESPN.com has mentioned a possible Johnny Damon for Joe Crede deal between the Yankees and White Sox.

The Chicago White Sox would be able to solve their "third base logjam" and would be able to acquire a center-fielder who is going to cost quite a bit less than any free-agent center fielder whom the White Sox are interested in. Damon is due $26M throughout the next two years, and the Yankees would surely eat some of the salary to make the deal work.

As for the Yankees, acquiring a veteran third baseman was their ideal choice this off-season, and Crede brings this. He also won?t cost anywhere near what Mike Lowell is set to cost. As for Damon?s open position, Melky Cabrera will do quite well with a full-time job.

Via MVN