The Opening Day roster is set of course. Grizzlies manager Phil Warren put together a competitive spring training and the skipper feels like he has a great group of 24 players ready for battle Friday. 12 pitchers and 12 position players make up the roster. Here's the rotation..
RHP Tim Brown
RHP Tucker Jensen
RHP Ja'Vaun West
RHP Chris Enourato
LHP Gregg Downing
The position players consist of numerous guys who can play different positions..there are also a handful of switch hitters. While the Opening Day lineup isn't set yet, Warren stuck with a consistent lineup during the preseason and I think it's safe to say we will see Johnson, Frias, McClendon, Flores, Hernandez, Butler, DeJesus, Myers and Guthrie in the starting lineup Friday..in no particular order.
The closer job belongs to veteran RHP Richard Barrett to start the season. Richard closed 17 games in 2012.
I'll have the call Friday and all season long on the Grizzlies Radio Network and online at www.gatewaygrizzlies.com. Talk to you Friday on the radio. Go Grizzlies!
-Voice of the Grizzlies, Adam Young