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Johnny Damon is playing for Thailand in the World Baseball Classic

Johnny Damon

Tampa Bay Rays designated hitter Johnny Damon waves to his teammates after he moved past Lou Gehrig on the all-time hit list, with a second-inning single off New York Yankees starting pitcher Bartolo Colon during a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)


Johnny Damon has a new team.

Next week when Thailand attempts to qualify for the World Baseball Classic they’ll have Damon on the roster. Damon, whose mother is Thai, began working out with the team this week and according to The Nation he’ll be involved in team-related charities as well.

Thailand is in Group 4 of the WBC qualifying tournament, matched up against Taiwan, the Philippines, and New Zealand.
Damon, who turned 39 years old yesterday, hit .222 with a .610 OPS in 64 games for the Indians this season before being released on August 9.