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Friedrich garners record 3rd Opening Day start; updated Sky Sox roster

Published: April 3, 2014, 11:30 am, by Joe Paisley

FriedrichactionThe Sky Sox open their season at New Orleans at 6 p.m. MT Thursday with LHP Christian Friedrich as the Opening Day starter for a franchise-record 3rd straight year.  RHP Brian Flynn will get the starting nod for the Zephyrs.

All games are broadcast on 1300 AM.  The official Opening Day roster for the Sky Sox follows:

Sky Sox Opening Day roster

Name, age      2013 clubs

Pitchers (12)

Christian Bergman, 25  Tulsa

Brooks Brown, 28        Indianapolis

Greg Burke, 32            Las Vegas, N.Y. Mets

Manny Corpas, 31       Sky Sox, Rockies

Yohan Flande, 27         Mississippi, Gwinnett

* Christian Friedrich, 26           Sky Sox

Pedro Hernandez, 24    Rochester, GCL Twins, New Brittain, Minnesota Twins

Dan Houston, 27          Tulsa, Sky Sox

Boone Logan          N.Y Yankees, MLB rehab assignment (added 3 p.m. Thursday)

Chris Martin, 27           Portland, Pawtucket

* Tyler Matzek, 23       Tulsa

* Rob Scahill, 27          Sky Sox, Rockies

Cole White, 26 NW Arkansas, Tulsa

Catchers (three)

Matt McBride, 28        Sky Sox

Michael McKenry, 28  Pittsburgh Pirates

Jackson Williams, 26    Fresno

Infielders (six)

Drew Garcia, 27           Charlotte, Sky Sox

Paul Janish, 31  Gwinnett, Atlanta Braves

Ben Paulsen, 26            Sky Sox

* Josh Rutledge, 24      Sky Sox, Rockies

* Ryan Wheeler, 25      Sky Sox, Rockies

Rafael Ynoa, 26           Chattanooga

Outfielders (four)

Evan Frey, 27               Montgomery, Durham, Reno

* Kyle Parker, 24         Tulsa

Jason Pridie, 30            Norfolk, Baltimore Orioles

Tim Wheeler, 26           Sky Sox

* denotes on Rockies 40-man roster