Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Foreign-Born MLB Players Now Total 26.1%

Major League Baseball released its annual accounting of foreign-born players—showing fully 26.1% of players now on MLB rosters were born outside the United States. Sixteen foreign countries are represented this year—topped by the Dominican Republic (82 players), Venezuela (59 players) and Cuba (19 players). The Texas Rangers boast the most foreign-born players (15), followed by the San Francisco Giants (13), White Sox (11), Mariners (11), Cubs (10) and Brewers (10). The Red Sox also have 10 foreign-born players on their 40-man roster.