By Baseball Canada
OTTAWA-Opening Day in Major League Baseball will see thirteen Canadian baseball players on active big-league rosters when the season gets underway (in North America) this evening.
In 2011, twenty-six Canadians saw big-league action which set a modern day record.
Two teams (Mets, Brewers) have two Canadians each on their roster, while nine teams (Phillies, Cubs, Reds, Pirates, Blue Jays, Yankees, White Sox, Twins, Mariners) have one Canadian on their roster. RHP Blake Hawksworth (Vancouver, BC) of the Los Angeles Dodgers is on the 60-day disabled list with an elbow injury and RHP Chris Leroux (Mississauga, ON) of the Pittsburgh Pirates also finds himself on the 60-day disabled list with a pectoral strain.
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