The Detroit Tigers have announced the Opening Day roster for the 2016 Mud Hens! Ten of the 25 players saw action with the Hens last season. The boys of summer open the year at Fifth Third Field this Thursday, April 7 against the Louisville Bats.
Have a look at the 2016 Mud Hens roster:
- Starting Pitchers: Matt Boyd, Michael Fulmer, Lucas Harrell, Josh Turley, Thad Weber
- Relief Pitchers: Drake Britton, Mike Crotta, Preston Guilmet, Dustin Molleken, Bobby Parnell, Bruce Rondon, Warwick Saupold, Jose Valdez
- Catchers: Miguel Gonzalez, Bobby Wilson
- Infielders: Argenis Diaz, Tommy Field, Chad Huffman, Corey Jones, Dixon Machado, Casey McGehee, Jordany Valdespin
- Outfielders: Wynton Bernard, Steven Moya, Nate Schierholtz
Ten of these players saw action with the Mud Hens last season.
2016 marks the 30th consecutive season the Mud Hens are affiliated with the Detroit Tigers. The 2016 team will be managed by Lloyd McClendon, with Leon "Bull" Durham returning as hitting coach, Jeff Pico as pitching coach, and Basilio Cabrera as third base coach.