22 Former Spokane Indians Playing in MLB Opening Day

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(ISN) – SPOKANE, Wash. – The Spokane Indians begin their season in 72 days, on Thursday, June 18th against the Hillsboro Hops. But today, a handful a former players who have passed through the gates of Avista Stadium will enjoy MLB’s Opening Day.

A total of 43 former Spokane Indians have made the majors since the Indians and Rangers became affiliates in the 2003 NWL Championship season. Here are former players who have made the Texas Rangers’ Opening Day roster for the 2015 season!

Derek Holland (2007)
Keone Kela (2013)
Mitch Moreland (2007)
Neftali Feliz (2007)
Nick Martinez (2011)
Phil Klein (2011)
Roman Mendez (2010)
Rougned Odor (2011)
Ryan Rua (2012)

Other notable Spokane Indians on MLB rosters:

Bruce Bochy (San Francisco Giants), Carlos Beltran (New York Yankees), Chris Davis (Baltimore Orioles), Craig Gentry (Oakland Athletics), Ian Kinsler (Detroit Tigers), Jesse Chavez (Oakland Athletics), John Danks (Chicago White Sox), John Mayberry (New York Mets), Mike Olt (Chicago Cubs), Neil Ramirez (Chicago Cubs), Robbie Ross (Boston Red Sox), Taylor Teagarden (Chicago Cubs), Tommy Hunter (Baltimore Orioles) and Zack Greinke (Los Angeles Dodgers).