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Octavio Dotel to set record with 13th team

Posted on: December 9, 2011 8:13 pm
Edited on: December 9, 2011 8:13 pm
 
By C. Trent Rosecrans

Right-hander Octavio Dotel officially joined the Tigers on Friday, and when he throws his first pitch for Detroit in 2012, he'll set a Major League record having played for his 13th different team.

Dotel, 38, pitched for the Blue Jays and Cardinals last season and the Pirates, Dodgers and Rockies in 2010. He'll break the record of 12 teams he held along with first baseman/DH Matt Stairs and left-hander Ron Villone. Both Villone and Stairs finished their career with the Nationals, one team Dotel hasn't played for, so there's always a chance for 14. If Dotel pitched for two more teams, he'd have played for half the teams in baseball.

"After being all over the place, that's good," Dotel told MLB.com's Jason Beck when asked about the record. "Matt Stairs was the guy. He played [close to] 20 years. I've played a lot fewer years [13]. I'm very happy I've got the record, and I hope to keep going."

Here's a visual of Dotel's 12 previous teams in chronological order:



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Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: December 11, 2011 7:57 pm
 

Octavio Dotel to set record with 13th team

He hopes to keep going???  Talk about a mercinary!  Oh well, I hope the Tigers can get a world series championship before he "moves on down the road!" 



Since: Oct 27, 2006
Posted on: December 11, 2011 12:28 pm
 

Octavio Dotel to set record with 13th team

Great addition for Detroit, with Dotel in the 7th, Benoit in the 8th, and Papa Grande in the 9th. 



Since: Feb 11, 2008
Posted on: December 11, 2011 10:04 am
 

Octavio Dotel to set record with 13th team

Yep! Iam!


TitanzGoforth
Since: Jul 2, 2011
Posted on: December 11, 2011 4:25 am
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Since: Oct 26, 2009
Posted on: December 10, 2011 5:35 pm
 

Octavio Dotel to set record with 13th team

Dotel wasn't really a closer for Houston.  He sucked so bad that they took it away from him and he worked more as a set up for the closer.  Of course, like so many pitchers, he leaves the Astros and then has a good season.



Since: Mar 5, 2011
Posted on: December 10, 2011 11:29 am
 

Octavio Dotel to set record with 13th team

Yeah, i dont get it, i remember when he came up with the mets and he had a really live arm and he's been that way everywhere he goes, he is better than half the relievers in baseball, or at least he was when he was a little younger, must be an attitude problem, i guess, who knows


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Since: Dec 10, 2011
Posted on: December 10, 2011 11:19 am
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Since: Jul 3, 2007
Posted on: December 10, 2011 10:11 am
 

Octavio Dotel to set record with 13th team

Wasn't this guy like a shutdown closer at one point? With Houston and Oakland I believe? Anwyay, the Octavio Dotel I know today is a situational guy out of the pen, which is why he stays around the league, but he's obviously not a franchise player



Since: Dec 5, 2006
Posted on: December 10, 2011 2:14 am
 

Octavio Dotel to set record with 13th team

This is not a record to be proud of!



Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: December 10, 2011 12:34 am
 

Octavio Dotel to set record with 13th team

When Dotel retires he will have at least 13 teams chipping into his retirement fund...now that's a sweet gig...if you can get it.


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