Minor League Rosters Set; Clement to AA
Posted by Jason A. Churchill on April 4, 2006
The M's set their rosters over the weekend [we broke the Rainiers roster on Saturday] and broke the news to the players on Sunday and Monday. Contrary to what seemed to be somewhat inevitable, last year's first round pick Jeff Clement will begin the year in Double-A San Antonio, which apparently means Rob Johnson returns to Inland Empire where he played more than a third of his 2005 season. I have a sneaking suspicion he may end up elsewhere, however, since RJ is NOT listed on the 66ers roster and Brundage expected something could happen at the catcher position even after he revealed his roster on Saturday.
Here are the rosters —
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers – Low-A – (Midwest League)
Inland Empire 66ers – High-A – (California League)
San Antonio Missions- AA – (Texas League)
Tacoma Rainiers – AAA – (Pacific Coast League)