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T-Bones Set 23 Man Roster

05/15/2018 4:09 PM -

 KANSAS CITY, Kan.– The Kansas City T-Bones announced today that the club  made a handful of moves to set the 23 man roster for the 2018 season. Kansas City traded IF Jason Rogersto New Britain in the Atlantic League for a player to be named later. The T-Bones also move Christian Correa via trade to Sussex County in the CAN-AM League for a player to be named later. The club traded RHP Travis Hissong and RHP Kyle Hansento Rockland in the CAN-AM League for two players to be named later. And the final move for Kansas City was to place RHP Jackson Lowery on the disabled list.

The T-Bones roster stands at 23 with the season opener scheduled for Friday night at 7:05 against the Wichita Wingnuts at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium in Wichita. The T-Bones roster will include three former Big Leaguers: IF Zach Walters, RHP Cody Martin and C Adrian Nieto. One local product returns from the 2014 club, Kansas City native RHP Lucas Irvine. 

Adam Brett Walker, a former 40-man roster member of the Minnesota Twins, will be joined in the outfield by returning T-Bone Dexter Kjerstad and former Atlanta Braves AA farmhand Keith Curcio. Two AAA veteran-level players will also join the outfield mix in Nick Torres and Cal Towey

The T-Bones will also have rookie and returning catcher Tucker Pennell joining Nieto behind the plate. The infield, led by Walters, will feature returning third baseman Jordan Edgerton along with newcomers Angel Rosa and Dylan Tice

With Martin slated to start the opener Friday night, the pitching staff features AAA-level experience in RHP Hunter Adkins and LHP Cody Dickson. Returning to bolster the pen will be post-season All-Star Cody Winiarski, the right-handed closer. He will be joined by RHP Luis Paula in his second season with the T-Bones and two AA-level experienced pitchers in righty Tommy Collier, who returns to pro ball after a year away with an injury, and Australian right-hander Sam Street

The team will feature two left-handed rookies in Francisco Gracesqui and Carlos Diaz along with right-handed newcomer Pasquale Mazzoccoli and returning T-Bones RHP Jackson Lowery. Julio Eusebio brings low A experience to the roster to round out the pitching staff. 

The T-Bones (4-1) continue their exhibition play tonight against the Winnipeg Goldeyes at T-Bones Stadium.  The two clubs will wrap up exhibition play Wednesday night, May 16th, at 7:05 pm.

Season, group, mini-plans and nightly party suites are on sale now and can be purchased by visiting the Box Office at T-Bones Stadium. Call the Box Office at 913-328-5618 or purchase and print at www.tbonesbaseball.com.  Box office hours are 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday – Friday and10:00 am to 2:00 pm Saturday. For additional information or interview requests, members of the media may contact the T-Bones Media Relations Department at (817) 739-3693. Stay tuned to www.tbonesbaseball.com. and the T-Bones Facebook and Twitter pages for updates throughout the offseason. Home opening night is May 22 when the T-Bones host Gary SouthShore at T-Bones Stadium at 7:05 pm.

 

Kansas City T-Bones 2018 Roster

Roster as of May 15, 2018

 

 

No.

Pitchers (12)

B/T

HT

WT

Born

Hometown

Status

Highest Level

2017 Club

33

Hunter Adkins

R/R

6’4’’

215

9/20/90

Signal Mt, TN

LS-5

AAA

Tampa/Miami Multiple

34

Tommy Collier

R/R

6’3’’

205

12/3/89

Cypress, TX

Ls-5

AA

Erie  (Det -AA 16)

2

Carlos Diaz

L/L

6’3’’

210

2/3/92

Laveen, AZ

Rookie

A (Low)

Gary (Ind)

25

Cody Dickson

L/L

6’1’’

210

4/27/92

Trinidad, TX

LS-4

AAA

Multiple (Pit)

50

Julio Eusebio

R/R

6’2’’

205

6/2/92

New York, NY

LS-1

A (Low)

West Virginia (Pit-A)

36

Francisco Gracesqui

L/L

6’0’’

185

11/26/91

New York, NY

Rookie

A (Low)

New Jersey 15(Ind)

16

Lucas Irvine

R/R

6’2’’

210

12/1/88

Kansas City, MO

LS-4

AAA

Somerset (Ind)

41

Cody Martin

R/R

6’3’’

230

9/4/89

Dos Palos, CA

Veteran

MLB

Seattle/Tacoma (SEA)

47

Pasquale Mazzoccoli

S/R

6’5’’

200

3/28/92

Fullshear, TX

Rookie

A (Low)

West Virginia (Pit-A)

28

Sam Street

R/R

6’3’’

215

3/18/92

Melbourne, Vic., AU

LS-2

AA

Bradenton (Pit-A)

32

Luis Paula

R/R

6’3”

220

6/23/93

Greensboro, NC

Rookie

A

T-Bones

35

Cody Winiarski

R/R

6’3”

205

8/27/89

Union Grove, WI

LS-2

AA

T-Bones

 

No.

Infielders (4)

B/T

HT

WT

Born

Hometown

Status

Highest Level

2017 Club

9

Jordan Edgerton

R/R

6’1’’

205

8/30/93

Belmont, NC

LS-2

A (High)

T-Bones

4

Angel Rosa

R/R

6’2’’

185

9/19/92

Guaynabo, PR

LS-4

AAA

Mobile (LAA)/Bridgeport

17

Dylan Tice

R/R

5’8’’

190

12/15/92

Perkasie, PA

Ls-1

A (High)

Rockland (Ind.)

11

Zach Walters

S/R

6’2’’

210

9/05/89

Las Vegas, NV

Veteran

MLB

T-Bones/ Multiple (KC)

 

 

No.

Outfielders (5)

B/T

HT

WT

Born

Hometown       

Status

Highest Level

2017 Club

7

Keith Curcio

L/R

5’10’’

185

12/28/92

Sarasota, FL

LS-3

AA

Mississippi (ATL-AA)

13

Dexter Kjerstad

R/R

6’1’’

210

1/19/92

Amarillo, TX

LS-4

AAA

T-Bones/Multiple (MIA)

14

Nick Torres

R/R

6’1’’

220

06/30/1993

Lakewood, CA

LS-4

AAA

San Antonio (SD-AA)

15

Cal Towey

L/R

6’1’’

225

2/06/90

Bellevue, WA

LS-4

AAA

Multiple (MIA)

10

Adam Brett Walker

R/R

6’5’’

225

10/18/91

Milwaukee, WI

LS-5

AAA

(ATL/BAL/CIN) AAA/AA

 

 

No.

Catchers (2)

B/T

HT

WT

Born

Hometown

Status

Highest Level

2017 Club

23

Adrian Nieto

S/R

5’10’’

205

11/12/89

Plantation, FL

Veteran

MLB

Multiple (Cin-AAA/AA)

8

Tucker Pennell

R/ R

6’2’’

200

4/7/94

Georgetown, TX

Rookie

A

T-Bones

 

 

No.

DL (1)

B/T

HT

WT

Born

Hometown

Status

Highest Level

2017 Club

24

Jackson Lowery

R/R

6’0’’

175

7/23/92

Little Rock, AR

Rookie

A

T-Bones

 

 

No.

Inactive (0)

B/T

HT

WT

Born

Hometown

Status

Highest Level

2017 Club

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No.

Coaches & Staff

44

Manager: Joe Calfapietra

34

Hitting Coach/Catching Instructor: Bill Sobbe

20

First Base Coach: Frank White

1

Pitching Coach:  Scott Carroll

36

Equipment Manager/Assistant Coach: John West

 

No.

Pronunciation Guide

44

Manager: Joe Calfapietra (Cal-fa-pee-eh-tra)

36

Francisco Gracesqui (Gruh-zek-e)

7

Keith Curcio (Kerr-see-o)

47

Pasquale Mazzoccoli (Pas-qual-ee Mazz-o-col-ee)

15

Cal Towey (T00-ee)