Johnny Damon was seeking return to Red Sox

CAP CANA, Dominican Republic — Johnny Damon was asked to return to Fenway Park late in the season for a celebration honoring the 2004 championship team. He said Friday that he was willing to attend if the Red Sox put him on the roster.

“They really wanted me up there for the eight-year anniversary,” Damon said. “I was like, ‘Eight years sounds weird. If I can play, suit me up. I’m still in shape. I’ll be there.’ But they couldn’t adjust the roster and I didn’t go up. It would have been classic.”

Damon, 39, was released by the Indians in August after hitting .222.

Damon said he would “enjoy life” and retire if a team does not sign him before spring training.

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