3:13 pm - Sunday December 17, 4023

Sky Sox Announce 2014 Opening Day Roster‏

The Colorado Springs Sky Sox, the Triple-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies, are excited to officially announce their Opening Day roster for the 2014 season.

The team returns numerous players from last season’s squad, including C Matt McBride, 1B Ben Paulsen, 3B Ryan Wheeler and OF Tim Wheeler. The club also will feature Rockies top prospects, IF/OF Kyle Parker and LHP Tyler Matzek. The complete roster breakdown by position can be seen below and a full roster is attached.

The Sky Sox will open the season at 6:00 PM MDT on Thursday, April 3 in New Orleans against the Zephyrs. LHP Christian Friedrich has been named the Sky Sox starting pitcher in that contest to mark the third consecutive season that Friedrich has been the Sox Opening Day starter, the most in franchise history. RHP Brian Flynn will get the starting nod for the Zephyrs. Fans can listen to every Sky Sox game this season on AM 1300 The Animal, follow live game tweets @SkySoxGameday, or watch pitch-by-pitch gamecasts at www.SkySox.com.

Pitchers                                Catchers                               Infielders                               Outfielders

Christian Bergman                Matt McBride             Drew Garcia                          Evan Frey

Brooks Brown                        Michael McKenry                  Paul Janish                            Kyle Parker

Greg Burke                            Jackson Williams                  Ben Paulsen                          Jason Pridie

Manuel Corpas                                                                      Josh Rutledge                       Tim Wheeler

Yohan Flande                                                                        Ryan Wheeler

Christian Friedrich                                                                Rafael Ynoa

Pedro Hernandez

Dan Houston

Chris Martin

Tyler Matzek

Rob Scahill

Cole White

For more information please contact Mike Hobson at (719) 597-1449 or through e-mail at prdept@skysox.com.



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