Tyler Kepner of the Times reports on the Johnny Damon negotiations, having spoken to the outfielder's agent, Scott Boras. Boras disputes reports that he held firm at 2 years, $26 million, saying that he offered the team Damon's services for 2 years and $20 million dollars.

"The reason they did it is they said they did not have the budget for that type of proposal and they were going in a different direction," Boras told Kepner. "That was the end of it."

Via Alex Belth.