Senators Announce 2017 Opening Day Roster

Andrew Stevenson returns to Harrisburg to start the 2017 season (Will Bentzel / MiLB)

Team Features Five Top 30 Prospects

Harrisburg, PA – The Harrisburg Senators, in conjunction with the Washington Nationals, have released the player roster for the 2017 season. The roster features seventeen players that have already appeared in a Senators uniform. The team is led in their 31st season on the island by Matt LeCroy, returning for a fourth season as the Senators manager.

The list of players features five of the organizations’ top-30 prospects per Baseball America including starting pitcher Eric Fedde (#2), OF Andrew Stevenson (#5), infielders Drew Ward (#12) and Osvaldo Abreu (#21) and catcher Raudy Reed (#22).  Of the 25 players on the opening day roster, 17 players have appeared with the Senators before and 17 and have been with the Nationals their entire career.

Opening Day for the Senators is April 6 with a 7:00 p.m. contest against the Altoona Curve at FNB Field. The gates open to the ballpark at 5:45 p.m. The evening begins with a ribbon cutting at the front gates to FNB Field at 5:45 p.m. sharp.

Matt LeCroy returns for a fourth season as the manager of the Senators. He’s joined by pitching coach Chris Michalak who is also returning for a fourth season. Brian Rupp returns for his second season as the Senators hitting coach. Trainer Eric Montague is back for a fourth season while the team welcomes first year strength and conditioning coach RJ Guyer.

Senators Opening Day Roster listed below:

PITCHERS
Arias, Gabriel
Brinley, Ryan
Cordero, Jimmy
Fedde, Erick
Johansen, Jake
Lara, Braulio
Long, Jaron
Ross, Greg
Self, Derek
Simms, John
Suero, Wander
Valdez, Phillips
Williams, Austen

CATCHERS
Kieboom, Spencer
Read, Raudy

INFIELDERS
Abreu, Osvaldo
Lisson, Mario
Norfork, Khayyan
Perez, Stephen
Sanchez, Adrian
Soto, Neftali
Ward, Drew

OUTFIELDERS
Hernandez, Yadiel
Keller, Alec
Stevenson, Andrew

DISABLED LIST
Collier, Zach
Lee, Nick
Mapes, Tyler
Robinson, Andrew

The Senators box office is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Tickets are available via telephone during the same hours as the box office hours. Tickets are also available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, online at www.senatorsbaseball.com. You can find the Senators on Facebook at facebook.com/senatorsbaseball or @hbgsenators on Twitter.

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