Octavio Dotel eager to set mark

Updated: February 27, 2012, 4:41 PM ET
Associated Press

LAKELAND, Fla. -- Octavio Dotel is embracing the record he's about to set -- even though it's the mark of a journeyman, not a star.

When Dotel takes the mound for the Detroit Tigers this season, he'll become the first player to appear in a game for 13 franchises. The gregarious right-hander has been effective when healthy throughout his career -- despite moving from ballpark to ballpark thanks to deadline deals and free agency decisions.

After a brief stint with St. Louis that ended ...

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