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Memphis Redbirds 2009 opening roster

In preparation for their Friday and Saturday home exhibitions against the St. Louis Cardinals, the Memphis Redbirds of the Triple-A Pacific Coast League have announced their season-opening roster.

It includes 26 players, of which eleven are on the Cardinals 40-man roster. Six Redbirds have major league experience, including Nick Stavinoha (pictured), who now appears to be Memphis’ first baseman.

Updates: The Post-Dispatch reports a move of Jess Todd to the bullpen, which opened up a starting position for Adam Ottavino, who has looked good this spring. The Springfield News-Leader notes reliever Fernando Salas remained in Florida with a brace on his arm and his injured thumb bandaged.

# Pitchers (13) B/T Ht/Wt Birthdate ’08 Club(s)
23 Mitchell Boggs R/R 6-3/195 2/15/1984 Memphis
26 Marco Gonzalez R/R 6-2/205 5/28/1984 Springfield, Palm Beach
22 Blake Hawksworth R/R 6-3/195 3/1/1983 Memphis
55 Katsuhito Maekawa L/L 6-3/225 9/25/1978 Did Not Play
44 Charlie Manning L/L 6-2/185 3/31/1979 WASHINGTON, Columbus
40 Clayton Mortensen R/R 6-4/180 4/10/1985 Memphis, Springfield
31 Ian Ostlund R/L 6-1/200 10/17/1978 Toledo
32 Adam Ottavino R/R 6-5/230 11/22/1985 Springfield
52 Chris Perez R/R 6-4/230 7/1/1985 ST. LOUIS, Memphis
41 Royce Ring L/L 6-0220 12/21/1980 ATLANTA, Richmond
53 Matt Scherer R/R 6-5/260 1/20/1983 Memphis, Springfield
28 Jess Todd R/R 5-11/210 4/20/1986 Memphis, Springfield, Palm Beach
33 P.J. Walters R/R 6-4/200 3/12/1985 Memphis, Springfield
Catchers (3)
24 Bryan Anderson L/R 6-1/200 12/16/1986 Memphis, Springfield
19 Matt Pagnozzi R/R 6-2/205 11/10/1982 Memphis, Springfield
29 Brandon Yarbrough L/R 6-2/180 11/9/1984 Springfield
Infielders (5)
11 Allen Craig R/R 6-2/210 7/18/1984 Springfield
35 Tyler Greene R/R 6-2/190 8/17/1983 Memphis, Springfield
12 Jarrett Hoffpauir R/R 5-9/190 6/18/1983 Memphis
4 Casey Rowlett R/R 5-8/175 2/8/1983 Memphis, Springfield
25 Nick Stavinoha R/R 6-2/240 5/3/1982 ST. LOUIS, Memphis
Outfielders (5)
54 Brian Barton R/R 6-3/190 4/25/1982 ST. LOUIS, Memphis
15 Jon Jay L/L 5-11/200 3/15/1985 Memphis, Springfield
21 Joe Mather R/R 6-4/215 7/23/1982 ST. LOUIS, Memphis
5 Shane Robinson R/R 5-9/160 10/30/1984 Memphis, Springfield
16 Mark Shorey L/L 6-1/185 8/13/1984 Springfield

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