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Royals have contingent of foreign-born players

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CHICAGO -- Ten of the 27 Royals on their Major League roster are foreign-born.

That's 37 percent or higher than the overall pool of Major Leaguers which, on Opening Day, was at 28.2 percent foreign-born or 241 of 856 players (750 active and 106 disabled or restricted).

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CHICAGO -- Ten of the 27 Royals on their Major League roster are foreign-born.

That's 37 percent or higher than the overall pool of Major Leaguers which, on Opening Day, was at 28.2 percent foreign-born or 241 of 856 players (750 active and 106 disabled or restricted).

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The Royals are Miguel Tejada, Kelvin Herrera, Ervin Santana and disabled Felipe Paulino from the Dominican Republic; Alcides Escobar, Salvador Perez and J.C. Gutierrez from Venezuela; George Kottaras from Canada; Luis Mendoza from Mexico, and Bruce Chen from Panama.

Overall in the Majors, the Dominican ranks first with 89 players and Venezuela second with 63.

Dick Kaegel is a reporter for MLB.com.

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