|MLBPA News Release|
NEW YORK -- Major League Baseball Players Association executive director Tony Clark announced today that former Major League outfielder Jeffrey Hammonds has joined the MLBPA in the newly created position of special assistant, player program development.
Hammonds, 42, played 13 Major League seasons with Baltimore, Milwaukee, Cincinnati, Colorado, San Francisco and Washington. In his new role, Hammonds will work in support of current union programs, such as the Players Trust, as well as initiatives administered by the MLBPA's player services department.
Hammonds, a native of Scotch Plains, N.J., is a graduate of Stanford University, where he played for the Cardinal prior to being drafted in the first round, fourth overall, in the 1992 First-Year Player Draft. This past October, Hammonds was inducted into the Stanford University Athletics Hall of Fame.