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There’s Nothing Quite Like a Foreign Born Second Baseman

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During the off-seaons of 2005 and 2008, the White Sox organization signed infielders from abroad for small amounts with little to no fanfare. In the first case, the White Sox signed Tadahtio Iguchi out of Japan on a 2-year $4.95 million contract with a team option for $3.25 million; in the latter case, they signed Alexei Ramirez out of Cuba on a 4-year $4.75 million contract. Both players earned the starting job at second base during their first season with the Sox, and both players more than earned their contracts. Here’s a small look at Tadahito followed by an in-depth look at Alexei. ...

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