BARCELONA SPAIN — BARCELONA, Spain -- If asked, he will serve.
That's the message No. 1 draft pick and center fielder Jeffrey Hammonds left yesterday for the Orioles. Hammonds, a member of the U.S. Olympic baseball team, said he would play if the Orioles needed himduring a late-season pennant drive.
"Now, if the Orioles need a fresh pair of legs, then I'm an option. And if they want me, I would go," said Hammonds, who on July 11 signed a contract worth $975,000 per year, the biggest contract ever given to a college draft pick.