Odds & Ends: Rays, Indians, Padres

Tuesday night links..

  • MLB announced today that the number of foreign-born players on Opening Day rosters has dipped to its lowest level in four years, according to Reuters.  Just 27.7% of players in 2010 were born outside of the United States compared to the league's all-time high of 29.2% in 2005.
  • Rays owner Stu Sternberg believes that his club is built for the long haul, writes MLB.com's Bill Chastain.  It will be interesting to see what happens with Carl Crawford and Carlos Pena, who are in the final year of their contracts.
  • Paul Hoynes of The Plain Dealer writes that the Indians' farm system is chock full of solid prospects.  Hoynes breaks down the players to watch, from Triple-A to Single-A.
  • Padres prospect Logan Forsythe will be shifting from third base to second base when Double-A San Antonio opens the season, wrote Tom Krasovic a few days ago.  The 23-year-old, who is considered to be one of San Diego's top prospects, is being moved to ease a glut of third basemen in the Padres' system.

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