Tennessee Smokies 2008 Opening Day Roster

Jeff Samardzija (STAFF PHOTO/PAM DAVIS)

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Smokies proudly announce the 2008 Opening Day roster, with seventeen players from the 2007 roster returning to the Double-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs.

The Smokies will host the Walters State Senators in an exhibition game at Smokies Park on Tuesday April 1st at 7:15 pm, then begin the regular season on the road Thursday April 3rd in Birmingham. Opening Night at Smokies Park will be on Wednesday April 9th at 7:15 pm vs. the Jacksonville Suns.

PITCHERS (12)

Mitch Atkins
Matt Avery
Justin Berg
Ed Campusano
Michael Cooper
Jesse Estrada
Greg Reinhard
Rocky Roquet
Jeff Samardzija ()
Chris Shaver
Donnie Veal
Tanner Watson

CATCHERS (2)

Jake Muyco
Chris Robinson

INFIELDERS (6)

Robinson Chirinos
Matt Craig
Kyle Reynolds
Issmael Salas
Joe Simokaitis ()
Nate Spears

OUTFIELDERS (4)

Matt Camp
Corey Coles
Tyler Colvin ()
Ryan Harvey

FIELD STAFF

MANAGER: Buddy Bailey
HITTING COACH: Barbaro Garbey
PITCHING COACH: Dennis Lewallyn
TRAINER: Nick Frangella
STRENGTH COACH: Chris Linder

See also: Daytona Cubs Opening Day Roster
Iowa Cubs Opening Day Roster

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