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Johnny Damon has bounced around in recent years, but he is really venturing out to join his next team.
Damon will play for Thailand as the country attempts to qualify for the World Baseball Classic, Thai Amateur Baseball Association deputy secretary general Chaiyawat Chaiwannajinda told The Nation.
Damon, whose mother is from Thailand, last played for the Cleveland Indians, batting .222 with four home runs and 19 RBIs in 224 at-bats over 24 games in 2012. The 39-year-old has enjoyed plenty of success in the past, however, earning two All-Star Game selections and winning two World Series titles — one with the Red Sox and one with the Yankees.
The veteran outfielder reportedly started training with the Thailand squad on Tuesday, and he’s expected to take on an even bigger role with the club going forward.
“Johnny will not only play for our team but will also take part in a lot of activities, including charity events, in Thailand,” Chaiyawat reportedly said.
Thailand is placed in Group...
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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...
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I realized something over the weekend that was mildly surprising.
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With a handful of quality position players and a starting rotation in shambles, the Cleveland Indians could find themselves at the center of trade talks during the off-season general manager meetings.
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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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