MLB Still Struggles with Lack of Black Players

Eighteen of MLB’s 30 teams have two or fewer Black players
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When outfielder Justin Williams landed a spot on the St. Louis Cardinals 25-man opening-day roster, he helped make his team an oddity in Major League Baseball.

With Williams joining pitchers Jack Flaherty and Jordan Hicks, the Cardinals had three Black players when the season opened in Cincinnati.

Eighteen of MLB’s 30 teams have two or fewer Black players. The Boston Red Sox (no surprise), Arizona Diamondbacks and San Francisco Giants were batting .000 when it came to Black players on their respective opening-day rosters.

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