Arkansas Travelers Announce 2017 Opening Day Roster

By Arkansas Travelers | April 2, 2017 3:30 PM ET

Little Rock, AR - The Seattle Mariners and Arkansas Travelers have announced the 2017 Opening Day roster to be led by returning Manager Daren Brown, Pitching Coach Ethan Katz, Hitting Coach Roy Howell and Coach Eddie Menchaca.


The opening day roster features two members of the Mariners 40-man roster, relief pitchers Zac Curtis and Thyago Vieira, both age 24. In addition, Curtis appeared in 21 games last year for the Arizona Diamondbacks.


Also, outfielder Kyle Waldrop comes to the Mariners from the Cincinnati Red where he appeared in 15 games in the 2016 season.


20 of the 25 new Travelers have previous experience in Double-A including 14 with the Jackson Generals last season. The Jackson, Tennessee team was Seattle's previous Double-A affiliate and won the Southern League Championship last season.


Three players come to the Travs with previous Texas League experience, Ryan Casteel (2014), Adam Law (2015/16), and Joey Wong (2013/14) all with the Tulsa Drillers.


Arkansas Travelers Opening Day Roster


Pos         Starters                                Age

RHP        Moore, Andrew 23

RHP        Povse, Max 23

RHP        Herb, Tyler 25

RHP        Caughel, Lindsey 26

LHP        Hunter, Kyle* 28


Pos         Relievers                             Age

RHP        Vieira, Thyago 24

LHP        Curtis, Zac*                         24

RHP        Perry, Blake                        25

RHP        Tago, Peter                         24

LHP        Horstman, Ryan* 24

RHP        Ash, Brett                           26

RHP        Gillies, Darin                       24

LHP        Paez, Paul*   25


Pos         Catchers                              Age

C             Marlette, Tyler 24

C             Littlewood, Marcus# 25


Pos         Infielders                            Age

1B           Casteel, Ryan                     26

2B           Hebert, Brock 26

SS           Wong, Joey                        29

3B           Baum, Jay                        24

INF         Law, Adam                          27

UTL        Seager, Justin 25


Pos         Outfielders                        Age

1B           Petty, Kyle                          26

OF          Miller, Ian* 25

OF          Waldrop, Kyle* 25

OF          Mack, Chantz* 26

Opening Night 2017 is scheduled for Thursday, April 6 at 7:10 p.m. vs. Corpus Christi Hooks, kicking off a six-game home stand. 2017 marks the first year as a Mariners affiliate for the Arkansas Travelers. Season tickets, mini plans and individual game tickets are on sale now. Call (501) 664-7559, visit, or stop by the Travs ticket office for more information.


The Arkansas Travelers are hosting a FREE Public practice on Wednesday, April 5 at Dickey-Stephens Park. Practice begins at 6pm, gates will open at 5pm. Double Day's Concession stand will be open with limited concessions available. Come join the fun, check out the new roster, and Sea the Future of Travelers Baseball!


This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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