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Canadians in the MLB

Last updated August 22, 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 returned to the Rangers line-up after three months on the DL.

Year G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2014 37 88 11 15 3 0 1 8 8 23 2 1 .170 .235 .239

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 52 0 2 3 10 0 0 46.1 34 21 19 6 31 55 3.69 1.40

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

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'll be out until at least September.

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 .408 OBP - though in an unqualified amount of plate appearances - ranks amongst the top NL hitters.

Year G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2014 81 277 35 79 13 0 6 48 47 62 3 4 .285 .408 .397

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 had a resurgent year in Denver and is on-pace for his first-ever batting title.

Year G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2014 107 397 46 126 26 3 13 65 25 48 0 1 .317 .360 .496

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 is back from the DL and is back to his regular spot in the Mariners' rotation. 

Year GP GS W L SV CG Sho IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2014 6 6 3 1 0 0 0 32.2 28 11 8 3 8 29 2.20 1.10

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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