Tigers, Damon exchange proposals but no deal is imminent

By Jon Paul Morosi and Ken Rosenthal

There is now only a “very small” difference of opinion between the Tigers and Johnny Damon as to what the outfielder’s salary should be, one major league source said Monday.

The sides have exchanged proposals within the last several days, but the source said a deal is not yet imminent.

A one-year, $7 million deal is possible, as is a two-year contract worth $14 million. But the source downplayed the chances of a one-year deal with a player option for 2011