Rosters for Twins' clubs in New Britain, Fort Myers and Beloit
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Phil Mackey posted the roster for the Rochester Red Wings, the Twins' affiliate in the Class AAA International League, on the Sports Wire on Tuesday. The Red Wings open the season with a Thursday afternoon game at Syracuse.
The Twins other full-season affiliates _ New Britain (Class AA Eastern League), Fort Myers (Class A Florida State League) and Beloit (low-A Midwest League) _ also open on Thursday. Twins officials could not recall the minor league teams opening the season before the big-league team, other than in years when the schedule was delayed by a strike.
Here are the opening day rosters for the Rock Cats, the Miracle and the Snappers:
Pitchers (13)-Luke French, Logan Darnell, Steve Hirschfield, Alex Wimmers, Andrew Alberts, Blake Martin, David Bromberg, Deolis Guerra, Brett Jacobson, Bobby Lanigan, Lester Oliveros, Luis Perdomo, Daniel Turpen.
Catchers (2)-Chris Herrmann, Dan Lehmann.
Infielders (6)-James Beresford, Chris Colabello, Esterlin De Los Santos, Pedro Florimon, Nate Hanson, Delbinson Romero.
Outfielders (4)-Evan Bigley, Marc Dolenc, Aaron Hicks, Dario Mastroianni.
Pitchers (13)-Patrick Dean, B.J. Hermsen, Adrian Salcedo, Marty Popham, Manuel Soliman, Tony Davis, Jose Gonzalez, Edgar Ibarra, Caleb Thielbar, Ricky Bowen, Jhon Garcia, Matt Hauser, Bruce Pugh. (plus Scott Baker on rehab assignment).
Catchers (3)-Josmil Pinto, Dan Rohlfing, Danny Rams.
Infielders (6)-Mike Gonzalez, Anderson Hidalgo, Andy Leer, Levi Michael, Jairo Perez, Danny Santana.
Outfielders (3)--Oswaldo Arcia, Angel Morales, Lance Ray.
Pitchers (13)-Madison Boer, Steven Gruver, Tim Shibuya, Jason Wheeler, Matt Summers, Bart Carter, Clinton Dempster, Nelvin Fuentes, Ryan O'Rourke, Matt Tomshaw, Corey Williams, A.J. Ackter, Mike Tonkin.
Catchers (2)-Matt Koch, Jairo Rodriguez.
Infielders (6)-Adam Bryant, Tyler Grimes, A.J. Petterson, Rory Rhodes, Eddie Rosario, Miguel Sano.
Outfielder (4)-Jhon Goncalves, Wang-Wei Lin, Danny Ortiz, J.D. Williams.