Baseball is in his heart and so is generosity.
Former Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Eric Byrnes is coming out of retirement for a two-day stint to raise money for the Pat Tillman Foundation. The foundation could stand to make a bundle.
Byrnes, 38, whose major-league career lasted 10 years, signed with the San Rafael Pacifics, a semipro team in northern California. He’ll take to the field Aug. 5 and 6 and donate his salary, plus $1,000 for every hit, walk or steal he gets. A home run will be worth $10,000 to the foundation. Byrnes promised $100,000 for a grand slam.
The team will also donate part of the ticket sales from each game to the foundation.
Byrnes played for the D-backs from 2006 to 2009.