Monday, August 22, 2016

Sea Dog Cody Decker To Play For Israel In 2017 WBC

(Portland Press Herald Photo)
Portland Sea Dog first-baseman Cody Decker would love to be called up to the parent Red Sox club in September. However, shy of that, he's looking forward to the more realistic September option of playing for the Israeli national team in the World Baseball Classic qualifier in Brooklyn, NY. Decker played for the Israeli squad during the qualifying round of the 2013 WBC—but the team fell just short of making it to the tournament. The Israeli roster is made up mostly of American players of Jewish heritage. Decker was signed by the Red Sox after being released by the Rockies, and is thrilled with his attachment to The Carmine Hose. Said Decker, "I'm having a great time. It's the Red Sox. Who doesn't want to play for the Red Sox?" Good attitude!