Tacoma Rainiers Roster Set
Posted by Jason A. Churchill on April 1, 2006
The Tacoma Rainiers roster is about set, with the probable exception of the catcher's position, which is likely to mean Rene Rivera is the starter in Triple-A, but the move has yet to be made official.
There are a few surprises in the lineup… Pleasant ones, however.
1. RHP Clint Nageotte
2. LHP Bobby Livingston
3. RHP Jesse Foppert
4. RHP Francisco Cruceta
5. RHP Cha Seung Baek
LHP Travis Blackley will start the year in Double-A San Antonio.
1. RHP Emiliano Fruto – which means Jeff Harris on the 25-man big-league roster
2. RHP Sean Green
3. RHP Renee Cortez
4. LHP Thomas Oldham
5. RHP Scott Atchison
6. RHP Rich Dorman
1. LF Shin-soo Choo
2. CF Adam Jones
3. RF TJ Bohn
4. 1B/OF Mike Morse
5. 1B/DH Todd Sears
6. 3B Hunter Brown/Greg Dobbs
7. SS Asdrubal Cabrera
8. C Rene Rivera
9. 2B Platoon – Jose Morban/Scott Youngbauer/Hunter Brown
The backup catcher is likely to be Corky Miller, but there is a chance that something may happen there. Tom Gregorio is the back-up backup, and will otherwise report to San Antonio.
[The last spot on the roster is undecided as of the end of the M's-Rainiers game.]
This all means that Cesar Jimenez, Yorman Bazardo and Marcos Carvajal, all prospective Tacoma roster members, will begin the year in Double-A.
Jeremy Reed is fine and should play on opening day, as long as he has no setbacks from playing in Saturday's game versus Tacoma… RHP Felix Hernandez threw a bullpen session today and will make his scheduled start next week… Adam Jones is expected to play all three outfield spots in Tacoma, while getting the majority of the time in center. The club believes he's an outfielder, but aren't going to limit his potential to center field, believing in his bat in any spot.