The 2011 Trenton Thunder Opening Day roster will look like this…
11 of the 25 players are returnees (Arbiso, Arias, Banuelos, Betances, Norton, Venditte, Romine, Joseph, Krum, Rye and Sublett). Only one player, Igawa, has Major League experience. Igawa, at 31 years old, is also the oldest player. Banuelos is 20 years old, making him the youngest.
The Thunder pitching staff has six lefties, six righties and Pat Venditte. Arias, Igawa and Okamoto are the lefties out of the pen, while Hall, Banuelos and Garrison are your lefty starters.
Once the catching situation sort of corrects itself at the big league level, I’d anticipate Leslie either being sent down or paper DL’d and Jose Gil will join the team as Romine’s backup.
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