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Las Vegas Aviators® Announce Projected Opening Day Roster; Season & Home Opener on Thursday, May 6 vs. Sacramento

Parker Dunshee delivers a pitch at Las Vegas Ballpark during the 2019 season (photo by Darryl Ginwright)
April 30, 2021

(Las Vegas, NV) – April 30, 2021 – The Las Vegas Aviators® professional baseball team of Triple-A West (formerly the Pacific Coast League, PCL), Triple-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics, announced today the projected Opening Day Roster for the 2021 campaign. The Aviators, under 2019 PCL Manager of the Year

(Las Vegas, NV) – April 30, 2021 – The Las Vegas Aviators® professional baseball team of Triple-A West (formerly the Pacific Coast League, PCL), Triple-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics, announced today the projected Opening Day Roster for the 2021 campaign.

The Aviators, under 2019 PCL Manager of the Year Fran Riordan, will begin the 2021 season on Thursday, May 6 against the Sacramento River Cats, Triple-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants, at 7:05 p.m. at Las Vegas Ballpark®.

The Aviators are in their 39th season of professional baseball in the Silver State and have the proud distinction of being the longest enduring franchise in the history of professional sports in the state of Nevada.

The “Projected Opening Day Roster” (click on STATS & SCORES on the Aviators website for full roster details) will feature 17 pitchers, three catchers, six infielders and four outfielders.

Pitchers (17)

Domingo Acevedo

Tanner Anderson

Argenis Angulo

Cam Bedrosian

Paul Blackburn

Matt Blackham

Ben Bracewell

Parker Dunshee

Grant Holmes

Brian Howard

James Kaprielian

Adam Kolarek

Matt Milburn

James Naile

Miguel Romero

Brian Schlitter

Jordan Weems

Catchers (3)

Austin Allen

Francisco Peña

Carlos Pérez

Infielders (6)

Edwin Díaz

Pete Kozma

Nate Mondou

Frank Schwindel

Mikey White

Jacob Wilson

Oufielders (4)

Luis Barrera

Greg Deichmann

Buddy Reed

Cody Thomas

The Oakland Athletics Alternate Training Site roster, which comprised most of the Triple-A squad, has been training in Stockton, Calif., since the beginning of the Major League Baseball season which began on April 1.

About Las Vegas Aviators®

The Las Vegas Aviators® have the proud distinction of being the longest enduring franchise in the history of professional sports in the state of Nevada. The 2021 campaign will mark the 39th season in the Silver State as a proud member of Triple-A professional baseball of Triple-A West (formerly the Pacific Coast League, PCL) and the second season in Las Vegas Ballpark (10,000). The Aviators led all minor league baseball in 2019 attendance with a total of 650,934 for an average of 9,299. Las Vegas recorded 47 sellouts and 23 crowds of 10,000+.

The Stars (1983-2000)/51s (2001-18)/Aviators (2019) have reached the 300,000 mark in “home” attendance in all 37 seasons (36 seasons at Cashman Field, 1983-2018; Las Vegas Ballpark, 2019). The Aviators are also in their second season as the Triple-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics and the franchise won the PCL championship in 1986 and 1988.

About Las Vegas Ballpark**®**

Las Vegas Ballpark®, located on eight acres in Downtown Summerlin® just south of City National Arena – practice facility for the Vegas Golden Knights, is the home of the Las Vegas Aviators®, the city's professional Triple-A baseball team of Triple-A West (formerly the Pacific Coast League, PCL) and affiliate of the Oakland Athletics. The team is wholly owned by The Howard Hughes Corporation®, developer of the award-winning master-planned community of Summerlin® and developer of Las Vegas Ballpark. With a wide range of seating options including 22 suites, club seats, berm seating, party zones and decks, picnic tables, kids' zone, bars and a pool beyond the outfield wall, Las Vegas Ballpark boasts a capacity of 10,000. Designed to host a variety of events in addition to baseball, the site is landscaped to complement the surrounding master-planned community. The site is easily accessed from all regions of the valley via the 215 Beltway. For more on Las Vegas Ballpark, visit www.thelvballpark.com.

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Contact:

Jim Gemma

Media Relations Director

Las Vegas Aviators, Triple-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics

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