Johnny Damon cut by slumping Indians

Outfielder Johnny Damon of the Cleveland Indians scores Outfielder Johnny Damon of the Cleveland Indians scores during a game against Tampa Bay. (July 16, 2012) Photo Credit: Getty Images

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DETROIT -- Johnny Damon has been cut by the Cleveland Indians after he struggled through 64 games with his new team.

Damon, designated for assignment on Friday, signed with Cleveland on April 17 but hit only .222 with four home runs. The Indians recalled outfielder Ezequiel Carrera from Triple-A Columbus.

The 38-year-old Damon has spent most of his career with Kansas City, Boston and the New York Yankees, but he's bounced around the last few seasons, playing with Detroit in 2010 and Tampa Bay last year.

He has 2,769 hits but may be running out of time if he wants to make a run at the 3,000 milestone.

Cleveland has 10 days to trade Damon or release him.

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