While several Rice Baseball alums are producing at the highest level, others are working their way up the ladder. Here’s the latest on the MiLB Owls.
Jon Duplantier (Phillies) spent the 2022 season in the Dodgers organization at the AAA level before electing free agency this winter. He signed a minor league deal with the Phillies in January and was a non-roster invite to big league spring training. He will open the season with the Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
Tristan Gray (Rays) was a non-roster invite to Rays’ spring training. He will begin the season with the Durham Bulls.
Ford Proctor (Giants) was traded last season from the Rays to Giants, making his big league debut in September. He was a non-roster invite to Giants spring training before beginning the season with the Sacramento River Cats.
Dane Myers (Marlins) spent last season with the Erie Seawolves, the AA affiliate of the Detriot Tigers before being claimed off waivers this winter by the Marlins. He will begin the season with the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp, the Marlins’ AAA team.
Matt Canterino (Twins) spent a large chunk of last season on the injured list. After completing a rehab assignment this summer with the FCL Twins, Canterino will return to the Wichita Wind Surge this spring.
Trei Cruz (Tigers) a third-round draft selection by the Tigers in 2020, Cruz will begin the 2023 season with the Erie SeaWolves, Detriot’s AA affiliate.
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Evan Kravetz (Reds) most recently appeared in a World Baseball Classic game with team Israel this offseason. He’s now returned to minor league ball and will start the season with the Chattanooga Lookouts, the Reds’ AA affiliate.
Ricky Salinas (Reds) elected retirement this past offseason, concluding a five-year minor league career that began in rookie ball in 2018 before climbing to the AA level and remaining there in 2021 and 2022.
Roel Garcia (Rays, High-A) was drafted by the Rays in the 14th Round of the 2022 MLB Draft. He made a brief stint in summer ball following his signing last year and will start the 2023 season with the Bowling Green Hot Rods, the Ray’s High-A affiliate.
Cooper Chandler (Orioles) signed with the Orioles as an undrafted free agent following the 2022 MLB Draft and appeared in a brief summer ball stint. He’ll start the 2023 season with the Delmarva Shorebirds, the single-A team of the Orioles.
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