For the third consecutive time, more than 90 Dominicans have been enrolled in the rosters on the Opening Day of the Major League season, although two of the thirty teams did not include Quisqueyanos in their ranks.
The long-awaited and long-awaited season of Big leagues finally reaches its beginning during the day of Thursday the first of April and as usual, the Dominican Republic will be attentive to the performance of its players throughout the seven months that it extends.
For this season, a total of 94 players Dominicans have been included in the rosters of the Opening Day of the 30 squads of MLB. This is one of the highest numbers of Dominicans to start a season in the history of the Big leagues, falling just three short of the record that was imposed during the shortened 2020 season, where the rosters had more players given the circumstances created by the COVID-19.
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Detroit Tigers and Minnesota Twins They will be the two teams with the most Dominicans on the roster, including seven players from the Caribbean country each. For the Twins, they made the equipment for him Opening Day: designated hitter Nelson Cruz, first baseman and third base Miguel Angel Sanó, shortstop Jorge Polancoas well as the launchers Michael Pineda, Hansel Robles, Jorge Alcala and Alex Colomé, considered the best Dominican reliever of the moment.
On the side of Tigers, the opener Jose Ureña and the relievers Jose Cisnero, Gregory Soto and Rony Garcia they managed to enter the roster, along with the players in the box Jeimer Candelario and Willi Castroas well as the gardener Nomar Mazara.
In total, twenty-eight out of thirty teams will have at least one Dominican on their inaugural roster, the only two exceptions being Chicago Cubs and the defending champions, Los angeles dodgers, after they decided not to keep the reliever in their ranks Pedro Baez, who is now a member of Houston Astros.
However, not everything is positive in terms of the total number of Dominicans on rosters, since of the 94 subscribers, sweet of them will start on the injured list, the most prominent being the outfielder of Chicago White Sox, Eloy Jimenez, who will miss four to five months of the season due to a tear in one of his pecs.