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Saturday, March 30, 2019

More than 250 international players on opening day rosters

(Reuters) - More than 250 players representing 20 different countries and territories outside of the United States were on opening day rosters and inactive lists, Major League Baseball said on Friday.

The 251 players born outside the United States represent 28.5 percent of MLB rosters and come from a record pool of 882 players that includes those on 25-man rosters, injured, suspended or restricted lists.

The number of countries and territories represented is the second highest total ever and is one fewer than the 2018 total. The total of 251 players is the third highest ever.

Something of interest, for those of us curious about the impact of the international aspects of the sport.

QLE Posted: March 30, 2019 at 08:26 AM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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