■ Everyone is blogging these days, even the PA announcer: April Showers in Baseball (Brian Mortensen.com)
I’ve been really impressed with 2 freshmen so far this year – 2b Eric Garcia, and outfielder Dane Opel. Opel is hitting a sterling .529 in conference, while Garcia made a huge impact in non-conference play – especially against Purdue where he homered twice. Garcia has struggled so far though in Big 12 play, hitting just .077. Hopefully he can keep the 2b job because I think he’s got some tremendous talent, and has shown himself to be a really solid defensive infielder too with just 2 errors in 19 games.MU in the Minors
■ 2010 GreenJackets roster (OurSportsCentral.com)
The San Francisco Giantshave assigned 28 players, manager Dave Machemer, pitching coach Steve Kline, hitting coach Lipso Nava, athletic trainer David Getsoff and strength and conditioning coordinator Yousef Zamat to Augusta to make up the Opening Day roster of the 2010 Augusta GreenJackets.
The players and coaches broke camp at the Giants spring training complex in Arizona this morning and will arrive tonight in Augusta tonight. They'll hold workouts at Lake Olmstead Stadium on Tuesday night and Wednesday afternoon before opening the season on Thursday in
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In the outfield, Daniel Cook will start in left field with ninth-rounder Evan Crawford in center and Ryan Lollis 06-09) earning everyday duties in right.
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In the bench mix will be catcher Jesse Shriner, infielders Kyle Mach (06-09) and Juan Martinez and outfielders Nick Liles and Jose Medina. Shriner, Mach and Toole will start the season on the disabled list, but will see time in the coming weeks.
■ Mavs 2010 roster released (OurSportsCentral.com)
After a stellar 2009 season, the 2010 edition of the High Desert Mavericks have some big shoes to fill. The transition will be a bit easier, as nine players who spent time with the Mavericks in 2009 return to open the season in the High Desert.
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Four 2009 draft picks will start their first full season in the Minors with the Mavs. In addition to Seager (3rd round, North Carolina), this group includes first baseman Rich Poythress (2nd round, Georgia), catcher Trevor Coleman (07-09) (9th round, Missouri), and pitcher Andrew Carraway (12th round, Virginia).
■ Bay Bears release 2010 roster (OurSportsCentral.com)
The Mobile BayBears Professional Baseball Club in conjunction with the Arizona Diamondbacks is proud to announce their Opening Day roster for the 2010 Southern League Championship Season which begins on Thursday, April 8 when the BayBears take on the Montgomery Biscuits at Riverwalk Stadium.
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Returning BayBear Pete Clifford will start the campaign on the disabled list. When he returns, he'll be joined in the BayBears' outfield by Evan Frey (05-07), who stole 31 bases last season and Cyle Hankerd, who knocked in 67 runs