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Canadians in the MLB

Last updated September 15, 2014

Take a look at which Canadians have made their mark 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 has been placed on the 15-day DL with a concussion.

Year G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2014 42 98 13 17 3 0 1 8 10 25 3 1 .173 .245 .235

John Axford

Pitcher - Pittsburgh Pirates
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

Axford is back in the NL as a member of the Pirates thanks to an August trade.

Year GP GS W L SV CG Sho IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2014 59 0 2 3 10 0 0 52.1 41 23 21 6 34 61 3.61 1.43

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 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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 has been placed on the 60-day DL and is out for the remainder of the season.

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 - Toronto Blue Jays
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 returned to the Majors with the Toronto Blue Jays as a September call-up.

Year G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2014 14 26 4 7 0 0 3 5 5 13 0 0 .269 .375 .615

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's return from the DL was short-lived as he strained his oblique in his first game back. He remains out of action for the Jays.

Year G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2014 70 259 27 64 9 0 12 38 16 49 0 0 .247 .301 .421

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's .295 average and .410 OBP would set career high marks if he can maintain them through the end of the season.

Year G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2014 101 346 43 102 19 0 9 61 56 72 4 4 .295 .410 .428

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 has seen his average rise to .315, which is good enough for second in the NL.

Year G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2014 124 464 50 146 28 3 15 72 32 54 0 3 .315 .359 .485

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 continues to be an important part of the Mariners' rotation and playoff push. 

Year GP GS W L SV CG Sho IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2014 10 10 6 2 0 0 0 59.0 45 16 12 3 19 46 1.83 1.08

Dalton Pompey

Outfielder - Toronto Blue Jays
Age: 21
Place of Birth: Mississauga, ON
HT:6-2 WT: 195
Bats/Throws: S/R
MLB Seasons: 1
Drafted by Toronto in 2010.
Player Bio Page

Pompey joined the Blue Jays as a September call-up and became the second Canadian in team history to pick up an RBI in his first at-bat.

Year G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2014 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

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 is once again on the DL, this time with a strained left oblique.

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 is on the 60-day DL 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, Crain - Kevin C. Cox/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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