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