April 10, 2010

Major League Baseball: list of foreign-born players (231) on MLB teams’ rosters on opening day (April 6, 2010).

Filed under: Baseball — admin @ 1:45 pm


From, April 6, 2010, by Robert Gonzalez, ‘Rosters showcase foreign-born players’.
The list was released by Major League Baseball on April 6, 2010, to coincide with Opening Day rosters of the 30 MLB teams. Here is an article from The Biz of site… ‘Complete List of 231 Foreign-Born Players in MLB for 2010′”. The article includes a pdf of the 231-player list.

Two notes….The list includes Puerto Rican-born players, even though Puerto Rico is a commonwealth of the USA. Evidently, according to MLB, for the purposes of this list, United States-born means born in the 50 states and the District of Colombia.
[Note: see Comment #4, for more on this.]
The list comprises the active rosters of the 30 MLB ball clubs, plus players who are on the disabled list and who are suspended.
Here are all the foreign-born players that made the 2009 MLB All-Star game last July…
American League: 8 36 players on 2009 All-Star roster were foreign-born.
AL starters-
Jason Bay, OF (Canada)- Boston Red Sox [now on New York Mets].
Ichiro Suzuki, OF (Japan)- Seattle Mariners.
AL pitchers-
Felix Hernandez, SP (Venezuela)- Seattle Mariners.
Mariano Rivera, RP (Panama)- New York Yankees.
AL reserves-
Victor Martinez, C (Venezuela)- Cleveland Indians [now on Boston Red Sox].
Justin Morneau, OF (Canada)- Minnesota Twins.
Carlos Pena, 1B (Dominican Republic)- Tampa Bay Rays.
Nelson Cruz, OF (Dominican republic)- Texas Rangers.

National League: 8 of 36 players on the 2009 All-Star roster were foreign-born.
NL starters-
Yadier Molina, C (Puerto Rico)- St. Louis Cardinals.
Albert Pujols, 1B (Dominican Republic)- St. Louis Cardinals.
Hanley Ramirez, SS (Dominican Republic)-Florida Marlins.
Carlos Beltran, OF (Puerto Rico)- New York Mets.
NL pitchers-
Francisco Cordero, RP (Dominican Republic)- Cincinnati reds.
Frankie Rodriguez, RP (Venezuela)- New York Mets.
Johan Santana, SP (Venezuela)- New York Mets.
NL reserves-
Miguel Tejada, 3B/SS (Dominican Republic)- Houston Astros.

Foreign-born 2009 MLB All-Stars by country- Dominican Republic, 6 players; Venezuela, 4 players; Canada, 2 players; Puerto Rico, 2 players; Japan, 1 player; Panama, 1 player.

Thanks to ESPN, MLB Players.
Thanks to Maury Brown at…

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