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Originally Published: March 2, 2006
By Enrique Rojas | ESPNdeportes.com

MIAMI -- Some 30 percent of the players in Major League Baseball come from countries and territories other than the United States, and many of them are from Latin America -- mostly the Dominican Republic, Venezuela and Puerto Rico.

This trend is expected to continue, or at least remain stable for the foreseeable future, and the New York Mets are investing in Latin talent as part of their attempt to take over the National League. Mets general manager Omar Minaya, born in the Dominican ...

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