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82 Dominicans in MLB

For the tenth year running, the Dominican Republic heads the list of overseas Major League Baseball players. The 82 players who started the 2014 campaign are seven less than last year’s total. The most Dominican players in the Major League happened in 2007 with 99. This year Venezuela is in second place with 59, followed by Cuba with 19, four more than last year. Puerto Rico has 11, two less than 2013, Canada 10, Mexico and Japan each have nine, Curacao five, Colombia and Panama four, Nicaragua three and Australia and South Korea each have two. Xander Bogaerts (Boston) has become the first player to represent Aruba since Sidney Ponson in 2007 and Yan Gomes (Cleveland) is the first Brazilian to start the Major League season. Texas has the largest number of foreign players with 15, followed by San Francisco (13), Seattle (11) then Chicago (Cubs)and Milwaukee, with 10 each. The figures show that overall 26.1% (223 out of 853) of the players were born outside the United States, a decrease from 28.2% in 2013 and 28.4% in 2012.

Source: DR1, Listindiario

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