19 Boise Hawks Make MLB Opening Day Rosters

 MLBA total of 19 former Boise Hawks players will open the 2013 season on Major League Baseball Opening Day Rosters.
12 of the players are on American League rosters, while only three former Hawks are currently on the Chicago Cubs 25-man roster.  Ricky Nolasco, who pitched for the Hawks in 2002, will be the Miami Marlins starter in Washington against the Nationals.
The complete list – Jeff Samardzija ’06 – Chicago (NL), Welington Castillo ’06 – Chicago (NL), Steve Clevenger ’06/07 – Chicago (NL), Sean Marshall ’03 – Cincinnati, Josh Harrison ’08 – Pittsburgh, Ricky Nolasco ’02 – Miami, Andrew Cashner ’08 – San Diego, Jerry Blevins ’04/’06 – Oakland, Josh Donaldson ’07 – Oakland, Geovany Soto ’02 – Texas, Ronny Cedeno ’02 – Houston, Marwin Gonzalez ’08 – Houston, Rich Hill ’02/03 – Cleveland, Donnie Veal ’05 – Chicago (AL), Al Alburquerque ’07 – Detroit, Darin Downs ’04/05/06 – Detroit, John Lackey ’99 – Boston, Joel Peralta ’00 – Tampa Bay, Ryan Flaherty ’08 – Baltimore
Minor league rosters will be announced for the Cubs affiliates later this week.

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