Nine members of club have played for Arkansas previously
With minor league Spring Training camp breaking in Peoria, Arizona, the Seattle Mariners announced the Arkansas Travelers preliminary roster. The Travs have been the Double-A affiliate of the Mariners since 2017. The 27 man roster is comprised of 14 pitchers and
With minor league Spring Training camp breaking in Peoria, Arizona, the Seattle Mariners announced the Arkansas Travelers preliminary roster. The Travs have been the Double-A affiliate of the Mariners since 2017. The 27 man roster is comprised of 14 pitchers and 13 position players.
First year manager Collin Cowgill will have an experienced team with 15 members of the club having at least some Double-A experience. Nine of the players have played for Arkansas before led by 2019 Texas League Pitcher of the Year Darren McCaughan.
In addition to McCaughan, three prominent relief pitchers from the 2019 Travs squad, Jack Anderson, Darin Gillies and Jake Haberer return with Gillies also having pitched for Arkansas in 2017 and 2018 as well. Also on the pitching side, Collin Kober (2017), Ian McKinney (2019) and Penn Murfee (2019) have pitched for Arkansas before with McKinney also logging parts of three previous seasons (2016-18) with the league rival Springfield Cardinals.
On the hitting side two regulars from the 2019 squad are back with infielder Jordan Cowan and outfielder Dom Thompson-Williams. Cowan finished third on the team in plate appearances and lead the club with 17 stolen bases while Thompson-Williams was fourth in plate appearances and second on the team with 24 doubles. Three former league rivals, catcher Josh Morgan (Frisco 2018-19), catcher Brian O’Keefe (Springfield 2017, ’19) and outfielder Stephen Wrenn (Corpus Christi 2018-19), join the Travs as well.
Click here to view the full 2021 Arkansas Travelers Opening Day roster.
The Travelers will hold closed workouts over the weekend at Dickey-Stephens Park in preparation for the season opener at home on Tuesday May 4 against the Northwest Arkansas Naturals. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m.
The Travelers have implemented a clear bag policy for the 2021 season. For all the latest information with the club and events at the ballpark, log on to travs.com or follow the Travelers on Facebook (Arkansas Travelers), Instagram (@artravs) and Twitter (@artravs). Founded in 1901, the Arkansas Travelers are the Double-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners and call Dickey-Stephens Park in North Little Rock home.