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These nine Major League Baseball players have Sacramento-area roots

Major League Baseball players with Sacramento-area ties

These players worked their way up from their roots in the Sacramento area to play in the majors. Here's a look at who is where on MLB rosters for the 2018 season. Photos by The Associated Press.
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These players worked their way up from their roots in the Sacramento area to play in the majors. Here's a look at who is where on MLB rosters for the 2018 season. Photos by The Associated Press.

Nine players with ties to the Sacramento area are on Major League Baseball rosters this season. Here's a closer look at each:

Joe Biagini, RHP

Team: Toronto Blue Jays

College: San Mateo and UC Davis

Majors debut: April 8, 2016

Highlight: The Redwood City native entered Saturday having allowed 19 earned runs and five home runs in 20.1 innings.

J.D. Davis, 1B

Team: Houston Astros

High school: Elk Grove

Majors debut: Aug. 5, 2017

Highlight: Davis, who hit four home runs as a rookie, blasted a three-run homer in his first visit to Yankee Stadium this season.

Daniel Descalso, 3B

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks

College: UC Davis

Majors debut: Sept. 18, 2010

Highlight: The Redwood City native won a World Series title with the St. Louis Cardinals during his first full season as a starter in 2011. He also ranks third in the Diamondbacks’ roster this year with 24 RBIs entering Saturday.

David Hernandez, RHP

Team: Cincinnati Reds

College/high school: Cosumnes River College/Elk Grove

Majors debut: May 28, 2009

Highlight: The Sacramento native was fourth among National League relievers with a career-high 98 strikeouts with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2012. He also holds a 2.50 ERA in 18 innings pitched for the Reds this season.

Rhys Hoskins, OF

Team: Philadelphia Phillies

College/high school: Sacramento State/Jesuit

Majors debut: Aug. 10, 2017

Highlight: Hit 18 home runs in 2017, the most by any player in MLB history who made his season debut Aug. 1 or later. Hoskins was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a fractured jaw Thursday after taking a 95-mph foul tip off his face on May 28.

Andrew Knapp, C

Team: Philadelphia Phillies

High school: Granite Bay

Majors debut: April 6, 2017

Highlight: The Roseville native entered Saturday with 19 starts this season.

Dustin Pedroia, 2B

Team: Boston Red Sox

High school: Woodland

Majors debut: Aug. 22, 2006

Highlight: The 2008 American League MVP has only played in three games this season for the Red Sox due to a cartilage restoration procedure on his left knee on Oct. 25.

Max Stassi, C

Team: Houston Astros

High school: Yuba City

Majors debut: Aug. 20, 2013

Highlight: The Woodland native has started more games with the Astros in 2018 than in his previous five seasons combined. Stassi has a .303 batting average and five home runs in 89 at-bats this season.

Andrew Susac, C

Team: Baltimore Orioles

High school: Jesuit

Majors debut: May 22, 2014

Highlight: The Roseville native set a career-high .273 batting average and won a World Series title in his rookie season with the Giants. However, Susac entered Saturday without an RBI or home run for the Orioles this season.

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