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Major League Spinners

Since Wilton Veras made his Major League Debut with the Boston Red Sox July 1, 1999, a stream of former Spinners have continued to follow the path blazed by Veras to the Major Leagues. Be it with the Red Sox or else where, 111 former Spinners have made the trek from Lowell to the big leagues. Photos of each former Spinner line the walls of both the front office and the locker room in the Spinners' "Wall of Fame." Who will be added next?

To be considered for this list, players must have dressed for the Lowell Spinners, whether they appear in a game with the team or not [Pitchers Matt Barnes and Noe Ramirez were with the team in 2011 and pitchers Anthony Ranaudo and Brandon Workman were with the team for a month in 2010, but did not appear in a game]. Players who are beyond their first-year of professional baseball and on rehab assignment are not included. Players are added to the Spinner "Wall of Fame" after throwing at least one pitch in a Major League Game, play defensively in the field or receive an at-bat. Left-Handed pitcher Tom Cochran has been promoted to the big leagues, but did not appear in a game before returning to the Minor Leagues.

While these former Spinners have gone on to play Major League Baseball, one former Spinner went onto play in the major leagues in another sport. After five seasons of minor league baseball, including the 1996 season in Lowell,Corey Jenkins returned to college as a football player. After a standout career, Jenkins was drafted by the Miami Dolphins as a linebacker, making his NFL Debut in 2003. Jenkins played three seasons with the Dolphins and a season with the Chicago Bears. He is currently the defensive coordinator for Gray Military Academy in South Carolina. On the opposite side of the spectrum, linebacker Brandon Magee  played two seasons in the NFL before giving baseball a try with the Spinners in 2015. Magee left the team in August of that season to attempt an NFL return.

    

Wilton Veras

1996

3B

Boston Red Sox (July 1, 1999 vs. Tampa Bay)

Steve Lomasney

1996

C

Boston Red Sox (Oct. 3, 1999 at Baltimore)

Matt Kinney

1996

RHP

Minnesota Twins (Aug. 18, 2000) vs. Toronto)

Jack Cressend

1996

RHP

Minnesota Twins (Aug. 26, 2000 vs. Detroit)

Shea Hillenbrand

1996

3B

Boston Red Sox (Apr. 2, 2001 at Baltimore)

David Eckstein

1997

2B

Anaheim Angels (Apr. 3, 2001 at Texas)

Casey Fossum

1999

LHP

Boston Red Sox (July 28, 2001 vs. Chicago)

Adam Everett

1998

SS

Houston Astros (Aug. 30, 2001 vs. Cincinnati)

Angel Santos

1998

2B

Boston Red Sox (Sept. 8, 2001 vs. Philadelphia)

Mike Maroth

1998

LHP

Detroit Tigers (June 8, 2002 vs. Philadelphia)

Freddy Sanchez

2000

2B

Boston Red Sox (Sept. 10, 2002 at Tampa Bay)

Josh Hancock

1998

RHP

Boston Red Sox (Sept. 10, 2002 at Tampa Bay)

Rontrez Johnson

1996

OF

Kansas City Royals (Mar. 31, 2003 vs. Chicago)

Lew Ford

1999

OF

Minnesota Twins (May 29, 2003 vs. Seattle)

Kevin Youkilis

2001

3B

Boston Red Sox (May 15, 2004 vs. Toronto)

Anastacio Martinez

1999

RHP

Boston Red Sox (May 22, 2004 vs. Toronto)

Abe Alvarez

2003

LHP

Boston Red Sox (July 22, 2004 vs. Baltimore)

Marty McLeary

1997

RHP

San Diego Padres (Aug. 22, 2004 vs. Florida)

Tony Blanco

2000

3B

Washington Nationals (Apr. 4, 2005 vs. Philadelphia)

Matt Murton

2003

OF

Chicago Cubs (July 8, 2005 at Florida)

Jonathan Papelbon

2003

RHP

Boston Red Sox (July 31, 2005 vs. Minnesota)

Hanley Ramirez

2002

SS

Boston Red Sox (Sept. 20, 2005 vs. Tampa Bay)

Anibal Sanchez

2004

RHP

Florida Marlins (June 25, 2006 at New York Yankees)

John Hattig

2000, 2001

3B

Toronto Blue Jays (Aug. 19, 2006 at Baltimore)

David Murphy

2003

OF

Boston Red Sox (Sept. 2, 2006 vs. Toronto)

Brian Esposito

2000

C

St. Louis Cardinals (June 2, 2007 at Houston)

Jacoby Ellsbury

2005

OF

Boston Red Sox (June 30, 2007 vs. Texas)

Phil Dumatrait

2001

LHP

Cincinnati Reds (Aug. 2, 2007 at Washington)

Brandon Moss

2003

OF

Boston Red Sox (Aug. 6, 2007 at Los Angeles)

Clay Buchholz

2005

RHP

Boston Red Sox (Aug. 17, 2007 vs. Los Angeles)

Harvey Garcia

2004

RHP

Florida Marlins (Sept. 3, 2007 at Washington)

Dan Giese

1999, 2000

RHP

San Francisco Giants (Sept. 8, 2007 vs. Los Angeles)

Jed Lowrie

2005

3B

Boston Red Sox (April 15, 2008 at Cleveland)

Justin Masterson

2006

RHP

Boston Red Sox (Apr. 24, 2008 vs. Los Angeles)

Chris Smith

2002

RHP

Boston Red Sox (June 21, 2008 vs. St. Louis)

R.J. Swindle

2004

LHP

Philadelphia Phillies (July 7, 2008 vs. New York)

Hunter Jones

2005

LHP

Boston Red Sox (Apr. 20, 2009 vs. Baltimore)

Dusty Brown

2002

C

Boston Red Sox (June 23, 2009 at Washington)

Aaron Bates

2006

1B

Boston Red Sox (July 6, 2009 vs. Oakland)

Dustin Richardson

2006, 2008

LHP

Boston Red Sox (Sept. 28, 2009 vs. Toronto)

Felix Doubront

2006, 2007

LHP

Boston Red Sox (June 18, 2010 vs. Los Angeles Dodgers)

Ryan Kalish

2006, 2007

OF

Boston Red Sox (July 31, 2010 vs. Detroit)

Yamaico Navarro

2007, 2009

SS

Boston Red Sox (Aug. 20, 2010 vs. Toronto)

Jose Iglesias

2010

SS

Boston Red Sox (May 8, 2011 vs. Minnesota)

Tommy Hottovy

2004, 2009

LHP

Boston Red Sox (June 3, 2011 vs. Oakland)

Kyle Weiland

2008

RHP

Boston Red Sox (July 10, 2011 vs. Baltimore)

Ryan Lavarnway

2008

C

Boston Red Sox (August 18, 2011 at Kansas City)

Nick Hagadone

2007

LHP

Cleveland Indians (Sept. 1, 2011 vs. Oakland)

Tim Federowicz

2008

C

Los Angeles Dodgers (Sept. 11, 2011 vs. San Francisco)

Che-Hsuan Lin

2007

OF

Boston Red Sox (April 14, 2012 vs. New York)

Will Middlebrooks

2008, 2011

3B

Boston Red Sox (May 2, 2012 vs. Oakland)

Luis Exposito

2006

C

Baltimore Orioles (May 4, 2012 vs. Boston)

Kris Negron

2006

INF

Cincinnati Reds (June 7, 2012 vs. Pittsburgh)

Miguel Socolovich

2007

RHP

Baltimore Orioles (July 14, 2012 vs. Detroit)

Stephen Fife

2008

RHP

Los Angeles Dodgers (July 17, 2012 vs. Philadelphia)

Casey Kelly

2008

RHP

San Diego Padres (August 27, 2012 vs. Atlanta)

Jackie Bradley Jr.

2011

OF

Boston Red Sox (April 1, 2013 vs. New York Yankees)

Ryan Pressly

2009

RHP

Minnesota Twins (April 4, 2013 vs. Detroit)

Alex Wilson

2009

RHP

Boston Red Sox (April 11, 2013 vs. Baltimore)

Chris McGuiness

2009

1B

Texas Rangers (June 7, 2013 vs. Toronto)

Jose Alvarez

2009

LHP

Detroit Tigers (June 9, 2013 vs. Cleveland)

Brandon Workman

2010

RHP

Boston Red Sox (July 10, 2013 vs. Seattle)

Drake Britton

2008, 2009

LHP

Boston Red Sox (July 20, 2013 vs. New York Yankees)

Kris Johnson

2006

LHP

Pittsburgh Pirates (August 18, 2013 vs. Arizona)

Cesar Cabral

2009

LHP

New York Yankees (September 2, 2013 vs. Chicago)

Stolmy Pimentel

2008

RHP

Pittsburgh Pirates (September 4, 2013 vs. Milwaukee)

Alex Hassan

2009

OF

Boston Red Sox (June 1, 2014 vs. Tampa Bay)

Garin Cecchini

2011

3B

Boston Red Sox (June 1, 2014 vs. Tampa Bay)

Mookie Betts

2012

2B

Boston Red Sox (June 29, 2014 vs. New York Yankees)

Roman Mendez

2010

RHP

Texas Rangers (July 8, 2014 vs. Houston Astros)

Christian Vazquez

2009

C

Boston Red Sox (July 9, 2014 vs. Chicago White Sox)

Anthony Ranaudo

2010

RHP

Boston Red Sox (August 1, 2014 vs. New York Yankees)

Dan Butler

2009

C

Boston Red Sox (August 10, 2014 vs. Los Angeles)

Bryan Price

2008

RHP

Cleveland Indians (September 1, 2014 vs. Detroit)

Hunter Strickland

2008

RHP

San Francisco Giants (September 1, 2014 vs. Colorado)

Matt Barnes

2011

RHP

Boston Red Sox (September 9, 2014 vs. Baltimore)

Bryce Brentz

2010

OF

Boston Red Sox (September 17, 2014 vs. Pittsburgh)

Jason Garcia

2011/2014

RHP

Baltimore Orioles (April 8, 2015 vs. Tampa Bay)

Travis Shaw

2011

1B

Boston Red Sox (May 8, 2015 vs. Toronto)

Jonathan Aro

2013

RHP

Boston Red Sox (June 25, 2015 vs. Baltimore)

Deven Marrero

2012

SS

Boston Red Sox (June 28, 2015 vs. Tampa Bay)

Noe Ramirez

2011

RHP

Boston Red Sox (July 3, 2015 vs. Houston)

Brian Johnson

2012

LHP

Boston Red Sox (July 21, 2015 vs. Houston)

Frankie Montas

2012

RHP

Chicago White Sox (September 2, 2015 vs. Minnesota)

Carson Blair

2009-11

C

Oakland Athletics (September 6, 2015 vs. Seattle)

Nefi Ogando

2011

RHP

Philadelphia Phillies (September 9, 2015 vs. Atlanta)

Jeremy Hazelbaker

2009

OF

St. Louis Cardinals (April 3, 2016 at Pittsburgh)

Hunter Cervenka

2010-2011

OF

Atlanta Braves (April 12, 2016 at Washington)

William Cuevas

2012

RHP

Boston Red Sox (April 21, 2016 vs. Tampa Bay)

Pat Light

2012

RHP

Boston Red Sox (April 26, 2016 at Atlanta)

Mike Miller

2012

INF

Boston Red Sox (June 28, 2016 at Atlanta)

Andrew Benintendi

2015

OF

Boston Red Sox (August 2, 2016 at Seattle)

Madison Younginer

2010-2012

RHP

Atlanta Braves (August 7, 2016 at St. Louis)

Robby Scott

2011

LHP

Boston Red Sox (September 2, 2016 at Oakland)

Raul Alcantara

2011

RHP

Oakland Athletics (September 5, 2016 vs Los Angeles (AL))

Manuel Margot

2012

OF

San Diego Padres (September 21, 2016 vs Arizona)

Carlos Asuaje

2012

INF

San Diego Padres (September 21, 2016 vs Arizona)

Justin Haley

2012

RHP

Minnesota Twins (April 5, 2017 vs Kansas City)

Ben Taylor

2015

RHP

Boston Red Sox (April 7, 2017 at Detroit)

Sam Travis

2014

1B

Boston Red Sox (May 24, 2017 vs Texas)

Austin Maddox

2012

RHP

Boston Red Sox (June 18, 2017 at Houston)

Tzu-Wei Lin

2013

INF

Boston Red Sox (June 24, 2017 vs Los Angeles (AL))

Kyle Martin

2013

RHP

Boston Red Sox (August 20, 2017 vs Toronto)

Jamie Callahan

2013

RHP

New York Mets (September 2, 2017 at Houston)

Aaron Wilkerson

2014

RHP

Milwaukee Brewers (September 15, 2017 vs Miami)

Bobby Poyner

2015

LHP

Boston Red Sox (March 31, 2018 at Tampa Bay)

Gerson Bautista

2016

RHP

New York Mets (April 17, 2018 vs Washington)

Williams Jerez

2011-2014

OF/LHP

Los Angeles Angels (August 7, 2018 vs Detroit)

Ty Buttery

2013

RHP

Los Angeles Angels (August 16, 2018 at Texas Rangers)

Michael Kopech

2016

RHP

Chicago White Sox (August 22, 2018 vs Minnesota Twins)