A majority of these players participated in minor league spring training during the month of March, but rather than join one of the four full-season affiliates to begin the season, they were asked to remain behind and continue to play and progress.
44 players, predominantly from overseas, were previously invited to EST earlier this spring and joined the holdovers at the start of this month. Here is the link to the earlier article with those names.
The entire list is presented here:
Note: The original version of this article was in error, as the 44 early invitees to EST were double-counted. Thanks to reader Randy Wile for calling this to our attention.
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