The 2015 Cactus League season is almost here, and today the Arizona Diamondbacks announced who will make up the roster when the team heads to Salt River Fields on February 19th, including 23 non-roster invitees that will be trying to impress the major league coaching staff. Here are the details from an official Dbacks press release:
“The Arizona Diamondbacks’ fifth Spring Training at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick begins on Feb. 19:
Thursday, February 19 Pitchers and catchers report.
Friday, February 20 First workout for pitchers and catchers.
Tuesday, February 24 Position players report.
Wednesday, February 25 First full-squad workout.
Workouts are open to the public, and fans may park in the Desert Lot on the north side of the complex, which is best accessed via 90th Street off of Via de Ventura.
The D-backs will face the Arizona State University baseball team in the inaugural game of the Collegiate Baseball Series on Tuesday, March 3 at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick at 3:10 p.m. The D-backs will kick off the Cactus League exhibition season the next day on Wednesday, March 4, as the visitor against the Colorado Rockies at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick at 1:10 p.m. Tickets for Spring Training may be purchased at dbacks.com/spring.
Chip Hale is in his first season as Manager. His coaching staff includes Glenn Sherlock (Bench Coach), Mike Harkey (Pitching Coach), Mel Stottlemyre, Jr. (Bullpen Coach), Turner Ward (Hitting Coach), Mark Grace (Assistant Hitting Coach), Dave McKay (First Base Coach), Andy Green (Third Base Coach), Ariel Prieto (Coach/Interpreter) and Mike Fetters (Quality Control Coach).
The club’s 40-man roster is currently at 40 players:
Right-handed pitchers (15): Chase Anderson, Enrique Burgos, Trevor Cahill, Josh Collmenter, Rubby De La Rosa, Randall Delgado, Jeremy Hellickson, Daniel Hudson, Evan Marshall, Kevin Munson, Addison Reed, A.J. Schugel, Matt Stites, Allen Webster and Brad Ziegler.
The club’s 23 non-roster invitees are comprised of 10 pitchers, 5 catchers, 6 infielders and 2 outfielders:
Go out and buy your spring training tickets Diamondbacks fans!