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Canadians in the MLB

Last updated July 27, 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 15 34 7 10 3 0 0 4 3 7 1 0 .294 .342 .382

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 45 0 2 3 9 0 0 39.1 32 17 15 5 26 48 3.43 1.48

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 has moved to the Rays' pen after the return of Jeremy Hellickson.

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 12 1 1 2 1 0 0 20.0 18 13 13 3 3 15 5.85 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 has been placed on the 60-day DL with no timetable for his return.

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

The Jays are hopeful that Lawrie will soon return from the DL after fracturing his right index finger.

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's .419 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 63 211 26 60 8 0 5 35 38 53 3 4 .284 .419 .393

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 is on the DL for the first time in 2014. He was placed on the 15-Day on July 21 with a strained neck.

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 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 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, 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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