2013 MLB exports: A look at everyone who's headed to East Asia

Mike DiNovo-US PRESSWIRE

A breakdown of the MLBers attempting to restart their careers in Japan, Korea, and Taiwan this season. (POLL)

With Tuesday's news that Manny Ramirez is likely headed to Taiwan to play baseball for the year, we thought it'd be a good idea to give a rundown of all the MLB players who made the decision to emigrate to East Asia this winter.

Including Manny, a total of 32 players with at least one big-league cup of coffee have opted to further their careers across the globe. As is the case every year, a majority of the exports are headed to Japan, but a good number are making their way to Korea and Taiwan as well.

Here they all are, broken down by country and team (with links where available):

Japan (NPB)

  • Andruw Jones - OF - 36 - Rakuten Golden Eagles
  • Vicente Padilla - P - 35 - SoftBank Hawks
  • Jose Lopez - INF - 29 - Yomiuri Giants
  • Nyjer Morgan - OF - 32 - Yokohama Baystars
  • Fred Lewis - OF - 32 - Hiroshima Carp
  • Daniel Cabrera - P - 31 - Chunichi Dragons
  • Brad Bergesen - P - 27 - Chunichi Dragons
  • Casey McGehee - INF - 30 - Rakuten Golden Eagles
  • Manny Acosta - P - 31 - Yomiuri Giants
  • Hector Luna - UT - 33 - Chunichi Dragons
  • Brandon Dickson - P - 28 - Orix Buffaloes
  • Miguel Socolovich - P - 26 - Hiroshima Carp
  • Bryan LaHair - 1B - 30 - SoftBank Hawks
  • Brooks Conrad - INF - 33 - Hanshin Tigers
  • Vinny Rottino - UT - 33 - Orix Buffaloes
  • Ryan Spilborghs - OF - 33 - Seibu Lions
  • Ryota Igarashi* - P - 33 - SoftBank Hawks
  • Tsuyoshi Nishioka* - SS - 28 - Hanshin Tigers
  • Kosuke Fukudome* - OF - 36 - Hanshin Tigers
  • Takashi Saito* - P - 43 - Rakuten Golden Eagles
  • *Returning to league

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    Korea (KBO)

  • Dana Eveland - P - 29 - Hawha Eagles
  • Scott Richmond - P - 33 - Lotte Giants
  • Doug Slaten - P - 33 - SK Wyverns*
  • Eric Hacker - P - 30 - NC Dinos
  • Aneury Rodriguez - P - 25 - Samsung Lions
  • Rick VandenHurk - P - 28 - Samsung Lions
  • Adam Wilk - P - 25 - NC Dinos
  • Chris Seddon - P - 29 - SK Wyverns*
  • JoJo Reyes - 28 - SK Wyverns*
  • *The limit on foreign players on active rosters in the KBO is two, so Slaten, Reyes, or Seddon are going to have to battle in camp for a spot.

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    Taiwan (CPBL)

  • Brian Burres - P - 31 - Lamigo Monkeys
  • Mike Cervenak - 3B - 36 - Lamigo Monkeys
  • Manny Ramirez - OF/DH - 40 - EDA Rhinos
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    What's your take on the players headed abroad? (see: Poll)

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