Diamond Jaxx Opening Roster

The West Tenn Diamond Jaxx announced their 2006 Opening Day roster today. The Diamond Jaxx will go with twelve pitchers, two catchers, seven infielders and three outfielders. Twelve of the twenty-four players on the Diamond Jaxx roster took part in part or all of the 2005 Northern Division championship season.

Pitchers Thomas Atlee, Federico Baez, Rocky Cherry, Carlos Marmol, Carmen Pignatiello and Randy Wells make a return trip to West Tenn where they will be joined by newcomers Lincoln Holdzkom, Juan Mateo, J.R. Mathes, Clay Rapada, Paul Schappert and former Jaxx hurler David Cash, who missed the entire 2005 season due to an injury.

Former Southern League MVP Richard Lewis returns to West Tenn along with former Jaxx 1B Micah Hoffpauir and Eric Patterson. They will join newcomers Gary Cates, Brian Dopirak, Scott Moore and Carlos Rojas.

Adam Greenberg and Luis Montanez return to the outfield this summer. Joining Greenberg and Montanez will be Chris Walker.

Opening night for the upcoming 2006 season will take place at Pringles Park on Monday, April 17th against the Mississippi Braves. Diamond Jaxx fans will have 70 opportunities during the regular season to see the future stars of the Chicago Cubs in action at Pringles Park. To purchase tickets, access the complete schedule, or to inquire about promotional opportunities, call the Diamond Jaxx box office at (731) 988-5299 or log onto www.diamondjaxx.com. The West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx are the Double-A Southern League Affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. The Diamond Jaxx play in 6,000 seat Pringles Park, built in 1998, conveniently located off exit 85 from I-40 in Jackson, TN.

Here is the list of the 24 players on the Jaxx opening roster.

Pitchers

Thomas Atlee
Federico Baez
David Cash
Rocky Cherry
Lincoln Holdzkom
Carlos Marmol
Juan Mateo
J.R. Mathes
Carmen Pignatiello
Clay Rapada
Paul Schappert
Randy Wells

Catchers

Jose Reyes
Tony Richie

Infielders

Gary Cates
Brian Dopirak
Micah Hoffpauir
Richard Lewis
Scott Moore
Eric Patterson
Carlos Rojas

Outfielders

Adam Greenberg
Luis Montanez
Chris Walker

Coaching Staff

Pat Listach (Manager)
Mike Anderson (Pitching Coach)
Tom Beyers (Hitting Coach)
Matt Johnson (Trainer)
Mitch Poche (Strength and Conditioning Coach)


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