Opening Night Roster Released
The 25 players that will comprise the 2011 Clinton LumberKings’ Opening Night roster have now been announced over at LumberKings.com. Here’s a few things to note for the coming days:
- Jesus Azuaje will be the interim manager for Clinton while Eddie Menchaca and wife Lacy prepare for the birth of their second son in Phoenix. When the youngest Menchaca is born, I’ll post about it here. Azuaje, of course, is an old friend — he was our hitting coach in 2009.
- Right-hander Forrest Snow will make the switch from lockdown closer to frontline starter. Pitching coach Rich Dorman is giving him the baseball for the Opening Night start against Burlington on Thursday. Word from the Bees is that right-hander Seth Frankoff will start opposite Snow.
- The LumberKings will be taking the field for an intrasquad game on Wednesday, April 6 at 5:00 PM. It is free to the public! Come on down, get your first look at the Kings, grab some 75th Anniversary Season souvenir items and get your baseball fix.
More to come, including some photos from tomorrow’s 9 AM workout. Also, I’ll begin crafting the initial set of LumberKings’ Game Notes. Tis the season.