Found November 08, 2012 on
Johnny Damon hasn't decided whether he will continue his major league career.
But he's still playing baseball at the moment - for Team Thailand.
Damon, 39, will suit up for the Thai national baseball team during the World Baseball Classic qualifier at Xinzhuang Stadium in New Taipei City, Taiwan, held Nov. 15-18. Damon is eligible to play for the team because his mother is Thai.
Teams from Chinese Taipei, New Zealand and the Philippines also are competing in the tournament. The winner advances to the 16-team World Baseball Classic, which will be held for the third time in March.
Damon's longtime agent, Scott Boras, spoke about the outfielder during his remarks to reporters at the general managers' meetings, noting Damon's decision to play there precipitated the "first call I've ever gotten from Bangkok."
The WBC qualifier will be Damon's first action since a disappointing season with the Cleveland Indians, in which he batted .222 with four ...
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Johnny Damon is heading to the World Baseball Classic, but not as a member of the United States.
Instead, he’ll be playing for Thailand as the small Asian country looks to qualify for the 2013 event. While on the surface it might appear that Damon is stretching the rules a bit to find a way to keep playing, a closer look at things reveals that, in fact, Thailand is a pretty fitting...
Johnny Damon took a lot away from the game of baseball in his 18-year career, including two World Series titles and 2,769 hits.
Damon is now looking to give back to the game of as he prepares to play for the nation of Thailand in the 2013 World Baseball Classic. The 39-year-old has not signed with a Major League club for the 2013 season yet, and is using his time away to build a...
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Born: May 25, 1985
Drafted: 9th Round, 281st Overall, 2006 (Indians)
How Acquired: Minor League Free Agent
College: Kansas State University
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