Spring Training Invites
Here’s the list of NRI’s the M’s are going to have in big league camp in Peoria.
Catchers: Jamie Burke, Adam Moore, and Luis Oliveros.
Infielders: Callix Crabbe, Chris Woodward, Oswaldo Navarro, and Chris Shelton
Outfielders: Freddy Guzman and Prentice Redman.
Pitchers: Shawn Kelley, Eric Hull, Chris Jakubauskas, Luis Munoz, Chris Seddon, Dennis Stark, Tracy Thorpe and Sean White.
The guys who have a shot of making the team are Burke, Shelton, and maybe Eric Hull.
Kelley is a potential mid-season callup, depending on how he does in the minors. He’s coming on strong after blowing hitters away in the Venezuelan Winter League to close a very successful 2008 season. If you’re looking for the next out-of-nowhere closer candidate, he’s probably the best bet in the organization. It’s not completely impossible that he’d make the Opening Day roster, but there’s so many pitchers in front of him that it’s pretty unlikely.