Thirteen returning players from the 2008 Southern League champion Mississippi Braves are back on the team’s 2009 opening day roster, announced today.
Ryne Reynoso, above, is one of the first-time Mississippi pitchers named today. I took this photo of him during an intrasquad game last month at Spring Training.
The roster, according to the M-Braves Web site:
Pitchers: Brett Butts, Kyle Cofield, Rafael Cruz, Rudy Darrow, Scott Diamond, Brian Dumesnil, Jerome Gamble, Deunte Heath, Jeff Lyman, Steve Marek, Ryne Reynoso and Johnny Venters.
Catchers: Phillip Britton and Jose Camarena.
Infielders: Eric Campbell, Javier Guzman, Brandon Hicks, Travis Jones, Kala Ka’aihue and Kody Kirkland.
Outfielders: Willie Cabrera, Gorkys Hernandez, Concepcion Rodriguez and Matt Young.