30 Man Roster for Japan Trip Announced
The M’s waited until the last possible minute to announce the group of 30 that they’re taking to Japan, but the roster is finally out. The group includes:
You’ll note that Kevin Millwood isn’t on the roster, as he’s not going to fly over to Japan. He’ll be added to the roster once the team gets back to the U.S. and prepares for their opener down in Oakland. That means that there will be a pitcher on the roster in Japan who will then get optioned out after they get back – my bet would be on that guy being Erasmo Ramirez, but they might not make that decision until they get over there.
In terms of guys flying over there who will only be in the exhibition games, you’re looking at Quiroz, Liddi, Ruffin, Delebar, and either Peguero or Wells. Let’s hope sanity carries the day and Wells ends up on the team.
Also, for those few remaining die hard Cesar Jimenez fans, the team announced that he cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A today.