New Hampshire native Kevin Nolan is joining pitchers Marcus Walden and Marcus Stroman as non-roster invitees to Blue Jays Spring Training this year. They are just a few of the names of former Fisher Cats headed south with the big leaguers in a few short weeks. As a non-roster invitee, they are invited to Spring Training despite not being on their respective club's 40-man roster.
All three of the above players shined for the Fisher Cats in 2013. They'll be headed to Dunedin next month along with OF Kenny Wilson and P Deck McGuire, fellow 2013 Fisher Cats who were both added to the Blue Jays 40-man roster last December.
Check out the full list of former Fisher Cats headed to Spring Training with major league teams next month. Bolded players are non-roster invitees. Italicized players indicate a player with a new team.
Blue Jays: Brett Cecil, Kyle Drabek, Drew Hutchison, Casey Janssen, Chad Jenkins, Aaron Loup, Dustin McGowan, Deck McGuire, Sean Nolin, Luis Perez, Sergio Santos, A.J. Jimenez, Erik Kratz, Ryan Goins, Adam Lind, Anthony Gose, Kevin Pillar, Moises Sierra, Kenny Wilson, Marcus Walden, Jonathan Diaz, Kevin Nolan, Ricardo Nanita
Brewers: Robinzon Diaz
Cubs: Tommy Hottovy, Ryan Roberts,
Diamondbacks: Aaron Hill
Dodgers: Brandon League, Clint Robinson
Giants: Jean Machi
Indians: David Cooper, Yan Gomes, Shaun Marcum, Mark Rzepczynski
Mariners: Danny Farquhar
Marlins: Henderson Alvarez, Sam Dyson, Adeiny Hechavarria, Jake Marisnick
Mets: Travis d'Arnaud
Nationals: Zach Jackson, Brian Jeroloman
Pirates: Travis Snider
Rangers: J.P. Arencibia
Royals: Tim Collins
Twins: Darin Mastroianni, Yohan Pino
White Sox: Mike McDade, Nestor Molina, David Purcey