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Canadians in the MLB

Last updated July 13, 2014

Take a look at which Canadians have made their mark early on in the 2014 MLB campaign.

Jim Adduci

Outfielder - Texas Rangers
Age: 29
Place of Birth: Burnaby, B.C.
HT:6-2 WT: 210
Bats/Throws: L/L
MLB Seasons: 2
Drafted by Florida in 2003 (42nd round)
Player Bio Page

Adduci was placed on the injured reserve on April 19.

Year G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2014 9 13 4 6 2 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 .462 .462 .615

John Axford

Pitcher - Cleveland Indians
Age: 31
Place of Birth: Simcoe, Ont.
HT:6-5 WT: 195
Bats/Throws: R/R
MLB Seasons: 6
Signed by NY Yankees in 2006
Player Bio Page

Though no longer closing for the Indians, Axford remains a late-innings option out of the pen.

Year GP GS W L SV CG Sho IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2014 41 0 2 3 9 0 0 37.0 30 16 14 4 26 44 3.41 1.51

Erik Bedard

Pitcher - Tampa Bay Rays
Age: 35
Place of Birth: Navan, Ont.
HT:6-1 WT: 200
Bats/Throws: L/L
MLB Seasons: 11
Drafted by Baltimore in 1999 (6th round)
Player Bio Page

Bedard finished his first half with a move to the Rays' pen.

Year GP GS W L SV CG Sho IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2014 17 15 4 6 0 0 0 75.2 84 46 40 10 29 64 4.76 1.49

Jesse Crain

Pitcher - Houston Astros
Age: 32
Place of Birth: Toronto, Ont.
HT:6-1 WT: 215
Bats/Throws: R/R
MLB Seasons: 10
Drafted by Minnesota in 2002 (2nd round)
Player Bio Page

Crain continues to be hampered by a shoulder injury. He is throwing bullpen sessions, but there's still no word on a return date.

Year GP GS W L SV CG Sho IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2014 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Jeff Francis

Pitcher - New York Yankees
Age: 33
Place of Birth: Vancouver, B.C.
HT:6-5 WT: 220
Bats/Throws: L/L
MLB Seasons: 10
Drafted by Colorado in 2002 (1st round)
Player Bio Page

Francis' 2014 tour of the majors is making its third stop, as the lefty was dealt to the Yankees prior to the All-Star break.

Year GP GS W L SV CG Sho IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2014 10 1 0 2 1 0 0 18.1 16 12 12 2 3 14 5.89 1.05

Jim Henderson

Pitcher - Milwaukee Brewers
Age: 31
Place of Birth: Calgary, AB
HT:6-5 WT: 190
Bats/Throws: L/R
MLB Seasons: 3
Drafted by Montreal in 2003 (26th round)
Player Bio Page

Henderson, who was placed on the 15-day DL on May 2, is making rehab appearances in the minors. .

Year GP GS W L SV CG Sho IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2014 14 0 2 1 0 0 0 11.1 14 10 9 3 4 17 7.15 1.59

George Kottaras

Catcher - St. Louis Cardinals
Age: 31
Place of Birth: Scarborough, Ont.
HT:6-0 WT: 190
Bats/Throws: L/R
MLB Seasons: 7
Drafted by San Diego in 2002 (20th round)
Player Bio Page

Kottaras has moved to his fifth team in the past three seasons, joining the Cardinals in July.

Year G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2014 12 23 4 6 0 0 3 5 4 11 0 0 .261 .357 .652

Brett Lawrie

Third Base - Toronto Blue Jays
Age: 24
Place of Birth: Langley, B.C.
HT:6-0 WT: 215
Bats/Throws: R/R
MLB Seasons: 4
Drafted by Milwaukee in 2008 (1st round)
Player Bio Page

Lawrie has been hampered by a hand injury recently and is currently on the DL.

Year G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2014 69 258 27 63 9 0 12 38 16 49 0 0 .244 .299 .419

Russell Martin

Catcher - Pittsburgh Pirates
Age: 31
Place of Birth: East York, Ont
HT:5-10 WT: 230
Bats/Throws: R/R
MLB Seasons: 9
Drafted by Dodgers in 2002 (17th round)
Player Bio Page

Martin has re-found his productive form since returning from injury, hitting over .300 since mid-May.

Year G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2014 56 190 24 53 8 0 5 31 32 48 3 4 .279 .407 .400

Justin Morneau

First Base - Colorado Rockies
Age: 33
Place of Birth: New Westminster, B.C
HT:6-4 WT: 235
Bats/Throws: L/R
MLB Seasons: 12
Drafted by Minnesota in 1999 (3rd round)
Player Bio Page

Morneau was up for the final vote at the All-Star Game but was edged for the final spot. He participated in the Home Run Derby.

Year G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2014 89 333 38 104 20 2 13 60 16 38 0 0 .312 .345 .502

James Paxton

Pitcher - Seattle Mariners
Age: 25
Place of Birth: Richmond, BC
HT:6-4 WT: 220
Bats/Throws: L/L
MLB Seasons: 2
Drafted by Seattle in 2010 (4th round).
Player Bio Page

Paxton was placed on the DL on April 9 and has recently been shut down due to shoulder inflamation. 

Year GP GS W L SV CG Sho IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2014 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 12.0 6 3 3 2 2 13 2.25 0.67

Michael Saunders

Outfielder - Seattle Mariners
Age: 27
Place of Birth: Victoria, B.C.
HT:6-4 WT: 210
Bats/Throws: L/R
MLB Seasons: 6
Drafted by Seattle in 2004 (11th round)
Player Bio Page

Saunders has been productive since returning from the DL on June 27.

Year G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2014 65 196 31 54 7 3 6 28 17 48 3 4 .276 .327 .434

Joey Votto

First Base - Cincinnati Reds
Age:30
Place of Birth: Toronto, Ont.
HT:6-3 WT: 235
Bats/Throws: L/R
MLB Seasons: 8
Drafted by Cincinnati in 2002 (2nd round)
Player Bio Page

Votto was placed on the DL on July 6 with a strained left quadriceps.

Year G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2014 62 220 32 56 16 0 6 23 47 49 1 1 .255 .390 .409


Photo Credits: Adduci - Norm Hall/Getty Images, Axford - The Canadian Press, Bedard - Robbie Rogers/Getty Images, Crain - Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images, Francis -  Patrick McDermott/Getty Images, Kottaras - Mike McGinnis/Getty Images, Lawrie - The Canadian Press, Martin - The Canadian Press, Morneau - Karl Gehring/Getty Images, Paxton - The Canadian Press, Romak - Harry How/Getty Images, Saunders - G Fiume/Getty Images, Votto - The Canadian Press.



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