Out of the Canadian diamond mine

Pitcher Scott Mathieson has been optioned to minor-league camp. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)
Pitcher Scott Mathieson has been optioned to minor-league camp. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)
Posted: May 08, 2011

With the addition of righthander Scott Mathieson to the active roster, the Phillies now boast two Canadians (infielder Pete Orr is the other.) Only the Minnesota Twins (Justin Morneau, Rene Tosoni) and the Seattle Mariners (Erik Bedard, Michael Saunders) can say the same.

The all-time leader in games played by a Canadian is 1,988 by Larry Walker. He's the hits and home runs leader, too. But Ferguson Jenkins is the only Canadian-born player in the Hall of Fame. He, of course, began his career with the Phillies in 1965. - Matt Gelb

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