The Toledo Mud Hens will begin the 2018 campaign with a mix of new prospects and familiar faces. The roster includes players from four different countries (USA-18, Dominican Republic-4, Canada-2, Venezuela-1), and twelve with previous playing time in Toledo. Manager (and Toledo native) Doug Mientkiewicz is in his first season with the team.
Mientkiewicz's coaching coaching staff includes Brian Harper, who returns for a second season as Mud Hens hitting coach, pitching coach Jeff Pico and third base coach Basilio Cabrera, both entering their third year with Toledo. Athletic trainer Chris McDonald returns for his fifth season and Jeff Mathers joins as strength and conditioning coach.
Toledo Mud Hens Opening Day Roster
• Victor Alcantara - The RHP from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic split time between Erie, Toledo and Detroit in 2017.
• Phillippe Aumont - The RHP from Gatineau, Canada pitched with Ottawa in the Canadian-American Association in 2017.
• Chad Bell * - The LHP from Knoxville, Tennessee Split time between Toledo and Detroit in 2017.
• Ryan Carpenter * - The LHP from Glendale, Arizona pitched with Albuquerque of the PCL in 2017.
• Louis Coleman - The RHP from Greenwood, Mississippi split time between Louisville of the IL and Reno of the PCL in 2017.
• Kevin Comer - The RHP from Shamong, New Jersey split time between Corpus Christi of the Texas League and Fresno of the PCL in 2017.
• Blaine Hardy - The LHP from Seattle, Washington split time between Toledo and Detroit in 2017.
• A.J. Ladwig - The RHP from Omaha, Nebraska split time between Erie and Toledo in 2017.
• Artie Lewicki * - The RHP from Wyckoff, New Jersey split time between Erie, Toledo and Detroit in 2017.
• Grayson Long - The RHP from Houston, Texas split time between Inland Empire of the California League, Mobile of the Southern League and Erie and the Eastern League in 2017.
• Mark Montgomery - The RHP from Williamsburg, Virginia played with Memphis of the PCL in 2017.
• Zac Reininger * - The RHP from San Antonio, Texas split time between Erie, Toledo and Detroit in 2017.
• Paul Voelker - The RHP from Plymouth, Minnesota split time between Lakeland, Erie and Toledo in 2017.
• Grayson Greiner * - The catcher from Columbia, South Carolina split time between Erie and Toledo in 2017.
• Jarrod Saltalamacchia - The Catcher from West Palm Beach, Florida split time between Buffalo of the IL and Toronto in 2017.
• Harold Castro - The infielder from Caracas, Venezuela split time between Lakeland and Erie in 2017.
• Edwin Espinal - The infielder from Mao Valverde, Dominican Republic split time between Altoona of the Eastern League and Indianapolis of the IL in 2017.
• Chad Huffman - The infielder from Houston, Texas split time between Syracuse of the IL, Memphis of the PCL and St. Louis in 2017.
• Pete Kozma - The infielder from Tulsa, Oklahoma split time between Round Rock of the PCL, Texas and New York Yankees in 2017.
• Dawel Lugo * - The infielder from Bani, Dominican Republic split time between Erie and Jackson of the Southern League in 2017.
• Ronny Rodriguez - The infielder from Santiago, Dominican Republic played with Columbus of the IL in 2017.
• Jim Adduci - The outfielder from Burnaby, Canada split time between Toledo and Detroit in 2017.
• Mike Gerber * - The outfielder from Nashville, Tennessee split time between Lakeland, Erie and Toledo in 2017.
• Jason Krizan - The outfielder from Austin, Texas split time between Erie and Toledo in 2017.
• Christin Stewart - The outfielder from Atlanta, Georgia played with Erie in 2017.
Disabled List (2):
• Kody Eaves - The infielder from Pasadena, Texas split time between Erie and Toledo in 2017.
• Bryan Garcia - The RHP from Miami, Florida split time between West Michigan, Lakeland, Erie and Toledo in 2017.
* Denotes Detroit 40-man roster
The Mud Hens open the 2018 season on Friday, April 6 at Louisville. Opening Day at Fifth Third Field is set for Thursday, April 12 at 4:05 p.m. against Pawtucket. Kickoff the season at the Opening Day Brewfest or Rooftop Party. Call 419-725-4367 for tickets or order online here.
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