On Tuesday in Toronto, Michael Bourn- who struggled through spring training-made his debut for Cleveland with a 2 for 5 game and scored a run as the Indians topped the Jays, 4-1 in the opener for both teams.
The big story of the night was Texas' Yu Darvish coming within 1 out of a perfect game against Houston, before Jose Altuve hit a ground ball throught his legs into center field to end the bid. The Rangers won the game, 7-0- evening both team's records at 1-1.
This season begins with 12 HomeSiders in the majors leagues, 6 with the Phillies. In addition to Hamels, Kendrick, Bastardo, Howard, Brown and Galvis with the mother ship, Vance Worley (MIN), Jay Happ (TOR), Gavin Floyd (CHI), Alfredo Simon (CIN) , Bourn and Lou Marson (CLE) are the others who start this week in the show.
I have not forgotten about the Clearwater roster. While on the website they state they have it, they have yet to post a list or update their roster page.
The following players have been released or decided to enter free agency:
RJ Swindle, Zack Segovia, Matt Maloney (all time winningest pitcher for the Claws), Matt Rizzotti, Sergio Escalona, Adrian Cardenas, Greg Golson, Will Savage, Carlos Monasterios, Kevin Howard and Bobby Korecky.
While not all of the minor league teams have posted their list, here is what I have so far;
Lendy Castillo- A Kane County Cougars (Cubs)
Brian Schlitter- AA Tennessee Smokies (Cubs)
D'arby Myers, Darren Byrd- AA Midland Rock Hounds (Oak)
Trevor May- AA New Britain Rock Cats (Min)
Domingo Santana- AA Corpus Christi Hooks (Hou)
Tyson Brummett- AA New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Tor)
Travis Mattair- AA Pensacola Blue Wahoos (Cin)
Josh Outman- AAA Colorado Springs SkySox (Col)
Michael Taylor- AAA Sacramento River Cats
Travis d'Arnaud- AAA Las Vegas 51s (Mets)
Jarred Cosart, Josh Zeid, Jonathan Villar- Oklahoma City RedHawks (Hou)
Tuffy Gosewisch- AAA Reno Aces (Az)
Lisalberto Bonilla- AAA Round Rock Express (Tex)
Jesus Sanchez- AAA Nashville Sounds (Mil)
Jesus Merchan- AAA Tucson Padress (SD)
Anthony Gose- AAA Buffalo Bisons (Tor)
Randy Ruiz- AAA Charlotte Knights (ChiSox)
Mike Zagurski- AAA Indianapolis Indians (Pit)
Quintin Berry- AAA Toledo Mud Hens (Det)
Carlos Carrasco- AAA Columbus Clippers (Cle)