Major League Baseball starts with 92 Dominicans on 26-man rosters.


The closure of the Major League rosters for the start of the season put Domingo Tapia on the boat at the last minute and dropped Leury García hours before.


92 Dominicans started Thursday on the roster of 26 men who presented the 30 franchises. There are 12 with MLB contracts that form on the disabled list, while Fernando Tatis Jr. will have to serve the first 20 games for the Padres to complete his suspension for the use of controlled substances.


Only the Reds, Cardinals, and Cubs did not sign up a Dominican player on their rosters.
The champion Houston Astros bet on the largest number of Duartians on their roster, with eight in their goal of becoming the first club to repeat the title since the Yankees did so between 1999 and 2000; two pitchers from his rotation in Framber Valdez and Cristian Javier, relievers Rafael Montero, Héctor Neris, Bryan Abreu, Ronel Blanco, shortstop Jeremy Peña and catcher Yainer Díaz.

After the ninth Texan arrives, the Marlins, seven Dominicans, Pirates, and Yankees have six; Guardians, Athletics, and Padres five, while Diamondbacks, Mariners, Rays, and White Sox have four.

Braves, Angels, Dodgers, Giants, and Tigers started the six-month-long journey with a native each.

There are another 58 players left on the rosters of 40, so when added to the action in the first team and the injured, it reaches 162 men in the squads.

The White Sox preferred to release utility man Leury Garcia and pay him the remaining $11 million on his contract. The ninth left his compatriot and partner in the Gigantes del Cibao, Hanser Alberto, on the roster, called to play a similar role.

player profile

When delving into the guts of the Caribbean battalion, the average age is 28 years; more than half are pitchers, and only nine were born in the 1980s. Only 24 reach 25 years, and 25 are over 30.

There are 51 pitchers, 20 infielders, 16 outfielders, three designated hitters, and two catchers.

There are 38 who do not reach three years of service, 30 spent their salary in arbitration, and 24 exceed six years (veterans).

The bulk of players (80) came to the world in the 1990s, the one when the Dominicans “invaded” the Big Top, and there are three that saw the light of the world from the year 2000 onwards; Julio Rodríguez, Luis García (the infielder for the Nationals) and Wander Franco.



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