Queensland's Aaron Whitefield is set to become the 35th Australian to play Major League Baseball after the outfielder made the Minnesota Twins' opening-day roster.
Whitefield was one of three Australians to appear on opening-day rosters, along with Twins teammate Lewis Thorpe and Oakland Athletics veteran pitcher Liam Hendriks.
Whitefield is expected to play a role as a pinch-runner and late-game defensive replacement when the Twins kick their season off with a three-game series away to the Chicago White Sox from Saturday morning.
The 23-year-old is a two-time winner of the ABL's Helms Award for most outstanding player in the domestic competition.
The Twins included Victorian left-hander Thorpe as one of 15 pitchers.
The 24-year-old made 12 big league appearances after he made his debut in June last year when he became the 34th Australian to play in the MLB.
Hendriks, 31, will start his 10th MLB season, his fifth with Oakland, after he was named an American League All-Star and made the All-MLB Second Team last season.