Going from the outfield to the pitcher's mound doesn't quite compare with going from Thatcher, Ariz., to Siberia. But for Leon Johnson, both constitute major life journeys.

The former Brigham Young University outfielder is just hoping his current venture proves as beneficial as the one that took him from playing baseball in the Arizona desert to unsuccessfully attempting to toss a ball in the frigid climate of the Russia Novosibirsk mission.

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