What appeared to be a three-team race for Johnny Damon's services has another entry. The Orioles have joined the Yankees, Red Sox and Dodgers in the hunt for the 32-year-old leadoff hitter/center fielder. While the Orioles haven't offered Damon a six-year deal, which was rumored yesterday, they are in play. "We haven't made an offer yet," Birds GM Jim Duquette said. "But we have interest, no question about it." The Red Sox and Yankees want Damon, but not for longer than four years. The Dodgers have been coy about how long of a deal they will offer. Damon is expected to meet with the Dodgers this weekend in L.A. The Yankees don't have a visit set up with Damon, who is likely to command $11 to $12 million per year.
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