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APR 01, 2014 - Boston Herald

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Percentage of foreign MLB players drops slightly

NEW YORK — The percentage of Major League Baseball players born outside the United States declined slightly for the second straight season.The commissioner's office said Tuesday that 223 players among the 853 on opening-day rosters and inactive lists were born outside the 50 states. At 26.1 percent, the share is down from 28.2 percent last year and 28.4 percent in 2012.Players come from 16 countries and territories, the most since 2008.

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