Baysox Announce Opening Day Roster


— The Bowie Baysox announce today the 2015 Opening Day Roster. The roster features 13 players who have spent time in Bowie previously and some of the top prospects in the Orioles organization. Dylan Bundy, Tim Berry and Mike Yastrzemski are all rated among the Orioles top 10 prospects and all begin the year in Bowie.

The starting rotation is expected to include LHP Tim Berry, RHP Elih Villanueva, RHP Parker Bridwell, RHP Branden Kline and RHP Dylan Bundy. Three of the five pitchers have pitched with the Baysox in past seasons.

Returning position players include David Freitas, Sharlon Schoop, Glynn Davis, Michael Burgess and Mike Yastrzemski. Bowie’s bullpen also features a number of familiar faces, as RHP Bobby Bundy, RHP Gene Escat, RHP Mychal Givens and LHP Ashur Tolliver return to the Baysox.

Several players opening the season in Bowie have also made the leap from Frederick and will be making their Double-A debut. Those players include RHP Parker Bridwell, RHP Matt Hobgood and 3B Jason Esposito.

The roster includes 10 players who were not in the Orioles organization last season and signed during the offseason as free agents or arrived through trades. Those players include LHP Cesar Cabral, RHP Kenn Kasparek, RHP Andrew Triggs, RHP Elih Villanueva, C Rossmel Perez, INF Derrik Gibson, 1B Sean Halton, INF Ozzie Martinez, 1B Mike McDade and OF Quincy Latimore.

Baysox Baseball – We’ll Knock Your ‘Sox Off. The Baysox open the 2015 season, their 23rd as the class Double-A Affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, on the road April 9 and play their home opener Thursday, April 16 against the Erie SeaWolves. To keep up with Baysox news during the offseason, visit