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MLB Postseason Filled With Former Squirrels
Squirrels Potentially To Appear On Five Playoff Teams
10/04/2016 10:30 AM ET

RVA  -The Major League Baseball Postseason begins tonight with plenty of representation from Richmond and the Flying Squirrels organization. Initial postseason roster projections have as many as 18 former Flying Squirrels players on five different teams playing through October. The festivities begin tonight with the Blue Jays hosting the Baltimore Orioles in a matchup that includes Squirrels 2015 Pitcher of the Year Joe Biagini. Biagini was selected by the Blue Jays from the Giants in the Rule 5 draft last year and has been in Toronto's bullpen all season. The Giants of course, will carry the majority of former Squirrels players for their Wild Card matchup against the Mets on Wednesday in New York. The Giants are back in the playoffs for the fourth time in seven seasons. Boston (Heath Hembree), Cleveland (Dan Otero), and Los Angeles (Charlie Culberson) should all carry at least one former Richmond standout. Other area notables include Red Sox outfielder and Richmond-area native Jackie Bradley Jr. A full list can be found below.

"There's nothing like October baseball in America, especially when our hometown affiliate is playing with a roster chock full of guys who thrived while wearing a Squirrels uniform," said Squirrels VP & Coo Todd "Parney" Parnell.

San Francisco Giants:

Brandon Belt (2010)

Brandon Crawford (2010)

Connor Gillaspie (2010)

Ehire Adrianza (2012, 2013)

Joe Panik (2013)

Kelby Tomlinson (2013, 2014, 2015)

Jarrett Parker (2013, 2014)

Josh Osich (2013, 2014, 2015)

Hunter Strickland (2014)

Steven Okert (2014)

Ty Blach (2014)

Derek Law (2014, 2015)

Matt Cain (2015 - Rehab)

Joe Nathan (2016)

 

Los Angeles Dodgers

Charlie Culberson (2010)

 

Cleveland Indians

Dan Otero (2011)

 

Boston Red Sox

Heath Hembree (2011)

 

Toronto Blue Jays

Joe Biagini (2015)

The Squirrels operate at The Diamond throughout the year and will be hosting the 8th annual Coats for Kids with Puritan Cleaners on Saturday, October 29th. The free, annual event of Squirreloween will be held at The Diamond on Monday, October 31st from 5:00-8:00 PM. The Flying Squirrels 2017 season begins on April 6th at The Diamond. Season tickets for the 2017 season are available by contacting the front office at 804-359-FUNN.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.
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