CURRENT ROSTER

No.

Pitchers (13)

B/T

HT

WT

Born

Hometown

Status

Highest Level

Last Club or 2020 Club

13

Carlos Diaz

L/L

6’3”

210

2/3/92

Laveen, AZ

LS-1

A

Tijuana 21

35

Justin Donatella

R/R

6’6’’

236

9/16/94

Saugus, CA

LS-4

AAA

Reno 21

24

Cole Duensing

L/R

6’4”

175

6/16/98

Overland Park, KS

LS-2

A+

Tri-City 21

37

Brock Gilliam

R/R

6’1’’

190

2/19/98

Basehor, KS

Rookie

NCAA

Washburn

10

Matt Hall

L/L

6’0”

200

7/23/93

Independence, MO

LS-4

MLB

Worcester (AAA) 21

27

Carson LaRue

R/R

6’0’’

175

3/6/96

Owasso, OK

LS-3

AAA

Sugarland 21

26

Jacob Lindgren

R/L

5’11’’

195

3/12/93

Bay St. Louis, MS

Rookie

MLB

Charlotte 21

3

Jake Matthys

R/R

5’11’

185

5/13/94

Spring Lake Park, MN

LS-2

Ind.

Milwaukee

9

Jameson McGrane

R/R

6’4’’

225

6/25/92

Potomac, MD

Rookie

A

St. Paul 20

19

Jeremy Rhoades

R/R

6’4’’

250

2/12/93

Tempe, AZ

LS-5

AAA

Reno

14

Keyvius Sampson

R/R

6’2”

225

1/6/91

Tampa, FL

Veteran

MLB

Charlotte (AAA) 21

31

Dalbert Siri

R/R

6’1’’

200

7/19/95

Moca, D.R.

LS-3

AAA

Columbus 21

16

Elroy Urbina

L/L

6’1’’

180

7/12/89

Hutto, TX

LS-2

AAA

Leon/Aguascalientes 19

No.

Infielders (6)

B/T

HT

WT

Born

Hometown

Status

Highest Level

Last or 2020 Club

32

Casey Gillaspie

S/L

6’5’’

220

1/25/93

Pittsville, WI

LS-4

AAA

Eastern Reyes del Tigre 20

4

Ryan Grotjohn

L/R

6’2’’

175

4/25/95

Scottsdale, AZ

LS-2

AA

Visalia/Jackson 19

33

Ibandel Isabel

R/R

6’4”

225

6/20/95

Yaguate, DR

LS-4

AA

Rocket City 21

1

Kevin Santa

L/R

5’11’’

175

3/9/95

Yabucoa, PR

LS-1

AAA

Caguas 21

17

Darnell Sweeney

S/R

6’0’’

205

2/1/91

Miramar, FL

Veteran

MLB

Winnipeg 20

2

Morgan McCullough

L/R

5’9’’

180

12/19/97

Seattle, WA

Rookie

A

Orem/Burlington 19

No.

Outfielders (4)

B/T

HT

WT

Born

Hometown

Status

Highest Level

Last or 2020 Club

18

Charcer Burks

R/R

6’0’’

190

3/9/95

Houston, TX

LS-4

AAA

Iowa/Tennessee 19

15

Gabby Guerrero

R/R

6’3’’

210

12/11/93

Paradise Valley, AZ

Veteran

MLB

Estrellas 21

8

Paulo Orlando

R/R

6’2’’

215

11/1/85

Olathe, KS

Veteran

MLB

Veracrus 21

7

Colin Willis

L/R

6’0’’

183

8/14/92

Sheboygan, WI

LS-2

Indy

Melbourne 20-21

No.

Catchers (2)

B/T

HT

WT

Born

Hometown

Status

Highest Level

Last or 2020 Club

30

Alexis Olmeda

R/R

6’0’’

240

4/5/94

Fajardo, PR

LS-3

AA

Burlington/Inland Empire 19

12

Daniel Wasinger

S/R

6’1’’

205

11/14/95

El Paso, TX

Rookie

A

Kane County/Hillsboro 19

No.

Inactive (3)

B/T

HT

WT

Born

Hometown

Status

Highest Level

2020 Club

29

Gunnar Groen

R/R

6’6”

215

7/1/97

Austin, TX

Rookie

NCAA

Pepperdine

16

Eric Stout

L/L

6’3’’

205

3/27/93

Glen Ellyn, IL

LS-5

MLB

Jacksonville 21

21

Nick Travieso

R/R

6’3’’

235

1/31/94

Pembroke Pines, FL

LS-4

AA

Mayaguez 21

No.

Disabled List (1)

B/T

HT

WT

Born

Hometown

Status

Highest Level

Last or 2020 Club

11

Justin Shafer

R/R

6’2

205

9/18/92

Wesley Chapel, FL

LS-5

MLB

Miami 20

No.

Baseball Operations

44

Manager: Joe Calfapietra

34

Third Base Coach: Bill Sobbe

20

First Base Coach: Frank White

39

Pitching Coach: Mike Henneman

36

Equipment Manager/Assistant Coach: John West

Certified Athletic Trainer: Jared Bashaw

Pronunciation Guide

Joe Calfapietra (Cal-fa-pee-eh-tra)

Jameson McGrane (Mc-grain)

Ryan Grotjohn (Growt-john)

Keyvius (KEY-vuss) Sampson

Ibandel Isabel (ee-BAHN-dell EE-sah-bell)

Nick Travieso (trav-ee-ESS-oh)

2021 TRANSACTIONS LIST

5/16/21: Placed INF Nick Franklin and LHP Adam McCreery on the Inactive List retroactive to May 6

5/17/21: Traded IF Gavin LaValley to the Kane County Cougars for a player to be named later, released C David Noworyta and signed RHP Dean Deetz and placed RHP Justin Shafer on the inactive list.

5/19/21: Transferred the contract of RHP Akeem Bostick to the New York Mets.

5/20/21: Acquired RHP Wilmer Torres from Tri-City (Frontier League) for a player to be named later.

5/22/21: Transferred the contract of RHP Zack Weiss to the Seattle Mariners.

5/28/21: Transferred the contract of RHP Brian Glowicki to the Chicago White Sox; Activated RHP Justin Shafer from the inactive list and placed IF Kevin Santa on the inactive list; signed RHP Dylan Davis.

5/31/21: Released RHP Dean Deetz.

6/2/21: Signed RHP Cody Mincey

6/4/21: Released INF Will Kengor and RHP Kevin Lenik traded INF Anibal Sierra to Milwaukee for RHP Jake Matthys and the rights to RHP Ryan Newell.

6/6/21: Transferred the contract of LHP Eric Stout to the Miami Marlins.

6/8/21: Transferred the contract of RHP Robinson Martinez to the Miami Marlins; signed OF Chancer Burks, C Alexis Olmeda and LHP Elroy Urbina.

6/9/21: Transferred the contract of RHP Dylan Baker to the Cincinnati Reds. 

6/11/21: RHP Wilmer Torres traded to outside league Billings (Pioneer League); signed LHP Erik Cha

6/13/21: RHP Gregori Vasquez acquired in trade with Gary SouthShore RailCats for a player to be named later.

6/14/21: Signed RHP JJ Hoover

6/16/21: Traded RHP J.J. Hoover to Lexington (Atlantic League) for cash. 

6/18/21: Transferred the contract of RHP Justin Shafer to the Chicago Cubs. 

6/19/21: Signed RHP Jose Taveras and LHP Jacob Lindgren

6/28/21: Released OF Johnny Field

6/29/21: Placed RHP Dylan Davis on inactive list and activated RHP Ryan Newell from the inactive list to the active roster.

7/1/21: Transferred the contract of RHP Gregori Vasquez to the Baltimore Orioles organization; RHP Dylan Davis placed on irrevocable waivers for the purpose of giving him his unconditional release from inactive list and placed C Daniel Wasinger on the inactive list; Signed IF Will Kenjor 

7/2/21: Signed RHP Justin Shafer 

7/7/21: Activated C Daniel Wasinger from the inactive list. 

7/9/21: Placed IF Kevin Santa on disabled list and activated IF Nick Franklin from the inactive list to the roster. 

7/10/21: Transferred the contract of RHP Cody Mincey to the Miami Marlins and transferred the contract of LHP Erik Cha to the Miami Marlins 

7/13/21: Signed RHP Dalbert Siri and RHP Justin Donatella; placed IF Kevin Santa on inactive list and placed Jose Taveras on the disabled list. 

7/18/21: Placed IF Nick Franklin on inactive list; activated RHP Jose Taveras from the disabled list. 

7/22/21: LHP Carlos Diaz contract purchased by Tijuana of the AAA Mexican League.

7/23/21: Signed RHP Brock Gilliam.

7/25/21: Transferred the contract of OF Jan Hernandez to the Cincinnati Reds.

7/28/21: Signed RHP Keyvius Sampson and RHP Gunnar Groen.

7/30/21: Placed RHP Brian Ellington on irrevocable waivers; signed OF Drew Ferguson.

8/5/21: Signed IF Ibandel Isabel. 

8/8/21: Released OF Drew Ferguson 

8/10/21: Traded INF Ramsey Romano to Sussex County (Frontier League) for a player to be named later; Signed RHP Jeremy Rhoades. 

8/17/21: Released RHP Ryan Newell

8/18/21: Activated IF Kevin Santa from the inactive list

8/19/21: Placed RHP Jose Taveras on irrevocable waivers; placed RHP Gunnar Groen on disabled list; Signed LHP Carlos Diaz and RHP Cole Duensing. 

8/22/21: Placed RHP Nick Travieso on Inactive List; signed LHP Matt Hall. 

8/27/21: Traded INF Will Kengor to Milwaukee for the reversionary rights to RHP Brandon Koch and cash; Signed LHP Eric Stout 

and placed on the Inactive List; Traded IF Nick Franklin to Sioux City for the reversionary rights to RHP Nick Belzer and future considerations and signed OF Paulo Orlando. 

8/28/21: Signed RHP Carson LaRue; placed RHP Justin Shafer on the Injured List retroactive to August 25; moved RHP Gunnar Groen from Injured List to the Inactive List. 

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