Takashi Saito (Japanese) – Arizona Diamondbacks – Pitcher – on the inactive roster
Tsuyoshi Wada (Japanese) – Baltimore Orioles – Pitcher – starting out the season on the 15-day disabled list.
Wei-Yin Chen (Taiwanese) – Baltimore Orioles – Pitcher – performed well in Spring training. will be a starting pitcher.
Che-Hsuan Lin (Taiwanese) – Boston RedSox – Centerfielder – is on the inactive roster
Junichi Tazawa (Japanese) – Boston RedSox – Pitcher – is on the inactive roster
Daisuke Matsuzaka (Japanese) – Boston RedSox – Pitcher – likely to return from Tommy John surgery sometime in May.
Kosuke Fukudome (Japanese) – Chicago Whitesox – Rightfielder – potentially a starting outfielder.
Shin-Soo Choo (Korean) – Cleveland Indians – Rightfielder – will start at right field.
Bruce Chen (Chinese) – Kansas City Royals – Pitcher
Hank Choi Conger (Korean) – Los Angeles Angels – Catcher -inactive roster, in minor league
Travis Ishikawa (Japanese/white) – Milwaukee Brewers – Firstbase – makes the roster as a reserve first baseman. hit .255 and 2 homers in Spring training.
Norichika Aoki (Japanese) – Milwaukee Brewers – Leftfielder – hit .300 in Spring training. one of five outfielders on the roster.
Tsuyoshi Nishioka (Japanese) – Minnesota Twins – Secondbase – will start the season in Triple-A.
Hiroki Kuroda (Japanese) – New York Yankees – Pitcher – will be a starting pitcher.
Kurt Suzuki (Japanese) – Oakland A’s – Catcher – starting catcher
Tim Lincecum (white/Filipino) – San Francisco Giants – Pitcher – ace pitcher for the Giants
Ichiro Suzuki (Japanese) – Seattle Mariners – Rightfielder – enters his 10th year in MLB. Will bat 3rd in the lineup instead of his customary leadoff position. hit .415 in Spring training.
Munenori Kawasaki (Japanese) – Seatlle Mariners – Shortstop – had the best batting average of all players during spring training with a .455 average. Will start the season as an utility infielder.
Chih-Hsien Chiang (Taiwanese) – Seattle Mariners – Rightfielder – on the inactive roster
Hisashi Iwakuma (Japanese) – Seattle Mariners – Pitcher – will start out the season as a relief pitcher with the possibility of being a starting pitcher down the line.
Erik Komatsu (Japanese/white) – St.Louis Cardinals – Secondbase
Yu Darvish (Japanese/Iranian) – Texas Rangers – Pitcher- biggest MLB signing this offseason. will get the most buzz and hype.
Koji Uehara (Japanese) – Texas Rangers – Pitcher – will be a relief pitcher
Don Wakamatsu (Japanese/white) – Toronto BlueJays – Bench Coach.
Chien Ming Wang (Taiwanese) – Washington Nationals – Pitcher – injured hamstring in Spring training. start will be delayed.
Jeremy Guthrie (White/Japanese) – Colorado Rockies – Pitcher
Vance Worley (White/Chinese) – Philadelphia Phillies – Pitcher