Hammonds hired by MLB players union

02/06/2014 12:29 PM ET
By The Associated Press

Former MLB player Jeffrey Hammonds will join the Players Association as a special assistant.(AP)
NEW YORK (AP) -- Former big league outfielder Jeffrey Hammonds has been hired by the Major League Baseball Players Association as special assistant for player program development.

The 42-year-old, an All-Star in 2000, hit .272 with 110 homers and 423 RBIs from 1993-05 with Baltimore, Cincinnati, Colorado, Milwaukee, San Francisco and Washington.

He is the second former player to join the union staff since Tony Clark succeeded Michael Weiner late last year. Hall of Famer Dave Winfield became a special assistant to Clark.

Hammonds' hiring was announced Thursday.

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