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Twenty-Four Former Spokane Indians Players Open Season on MLB Rosters

July 23, 2020

SPOKANE, Wash. - MLB's long-awaited Opening Day has finally arrived and twenty-four former Spokane Indians players find themselves on big league rosters. A total of seven Indians alums will open the season with Spokane's parent club—the Texas Rangers—including first time call-up Leody Taveras, who will be the second player from

SPOKANE, Wash. - MLB's long-awaited Opening Day has finally arrived and twenty-four former Spokane Indians players find themselves on big league rosters. A total of seven Indians alums will open the season with Spokane's parent club—the Texas Rangers—including first time call-up Leody Taveras, who will be the second player from the 2016 team to reach the majors. The Boston Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles both feature a trio of former Spokane players, Seattle has a pair, and nine other teams have a lone representative from the Inland Northwest. Astros pitcher Zack Grienke, who played for the Indians in 2002, is the eldest statesman of the group at 36 years old while the 21-year-old Taveras is the youngest and most recent to have made his debut for Spokane (Chi Chi Gonzalez originally played for the team in 2013 and returned for two rehab starts in 2018).

A complete list of players can be found below:

Baltimore Orioles: Hanser Alberto, Richard Bleier, Chris Davis

Boston Red Sox: Mitch Moreland, Martín Pérez, Jeffrey Springs

Chicago Cubs: Kyle Hendricks

Colorado Rockies: Chi Chi Gonzalez

Houston Astros: Zack Greinke

Miami Marlins: Jorge Alfaro

Milwaukee Brewers: Alex Claudio

Philadelphia Phillies: Tommy Hunter

Pittsburgh Pirates: Derek Holland

San Diego Padres: Jurickson Profar

Seattle Mariners: Carl Edwards Jr, Dylan Moore

Tampa Bay Rays: Peter Fairbanks

Texas Rangers: Jesse Chavez, Joey Gallo, Isiah Kiner-Falefa, Rougned Odor, Joe Palumbo, Jose Trevino

Notable alumni on MLB coaching staffs:

Bud Black - Colorado Rockies Manager

Kevin Long - Washington Nationals Hitting Coach

Luis Ortiz - Texas Rangers Hitting Coach

Al Pedrique - Oakland A's Third Base Coach

Gary Pettis - Houston Astros Third Base Coach

About the Spokane Indians - The Spokane Indians are the Short Season Class "A" affiliate of the Texas Rangers and play at Avista Stadium. The Spokane Indians Team Store is available for online orders and curbside pickup.