Rays to introduce Damon, Ramirez

BY foxsports • February 1, 2011

The Tampa Bay Rays are officially introducing Johnny Damon and Manny Ramirez at a news conference.

The event will be held Tuesday at Tropicana Field. Both free-agent outfielders agreed to one-year contracts with the Rays earlier this month.

Ramirez and Damon played together for four years in Boston and helped lead the Red Sox to the 2004 World Series title - ending the team's 86-year championship drought.

Ramirez began last season with the Los Angeles Dodgers, then was claimed on waivers late in the summer by the Chicago White Sox. He hit a combined .298 with nine homers and 42 RBIs.

Damon spent last season with the Detroit Tigers, batting .271 with eight homers and 51 RBIs, mostly as a DH.