Wednesday, March 21, 2018
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59 former Kernels invited to spring training

Fifty-nine former players for the Cedar Rapids Kernels were invited to Major League spring training camps this season.

Five members from last year's team received invitations with catcher Zach Wright, infielder Alex Yarbrough, infielder Eric Stamets, infielder Kaleb Cowart and pitcher Donn Roach all getting the call.

Thirty-five former Kernels were members of their team's 40-man rosters when spring training began in February. That list included:

Hank Conger, Jeff Mathis, Alexi Casilla, Mike Napoli, Alberto Callaspo, Andrew Romine, Erick Aybar, Howie Kendrick, Luis Jimenez, Jean Segura, Alexi Amarista, Sean Rodriguez, Mark Trumbo, Mike Trout, Peter Bourjos, Travis Witherspoon, Patrick Corbin, Tyler Skaggs, Andrew Taylor, Garrett Richards, Jordan Walden, Darren O'Day, Miguel Gonzalez, John Lackey, Tyler Chatwood, Ervin Santana, Will Smith, Bobby Cassevah, David Carpenter, Kevin Jepsen, Michael Kohn, Ryan Brasier, Johnny Hellweg, Fernando Rodriguez and Joel Peralta.

Twenty-four former Kernels were invited to spring training as non-roster players. That list included:

Carlos Ramirez, Bobby Wilson, Brandon Wood, Efren Navarro, Luis Rodriguez, Dallas McPherson, Matt Young, Randal Grichuk, Barrett Browning, Warner Madrigal, Trevor Bell, A.J. Schugel, Kevin Johnson, Sean O'Sullivan, Mason Tobin, Ramon Ortiz, Rich Thompson and David Herndon, along with the five 2012 Kernels listed above.


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