Boise Hawks Release Preliminary 2013 Opening Day Roster

The Boise Hawks released their preliminary 2013 Opening Day roster on Monday. The Hawks open their short-season on Friday in Eugene against the Emeralds, the Padres short-season affiliate. The Hawks kickoff their home schedule on June 17 against the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes.

Gary Van Tol, in his first year as the Hawks’ manager, will call the shots for Boise this season. David Rosario (pitching coach), Bill Buckner (hitting coach) and Jonathan Fierro (trainer) round out Van Tol’s staff.

The Hawks’ roster features several prospects in the Cubs’ system. Duane Underwood and Paul Blackburn will anchor the pitching staff while Shawon Dunston Jr., Trevor Gretzky, Kevin Encarnacion, Carlos Penalver and Danny Lockhart are some of the young position players that will begin their season with the Hawks.

The Hawks’ first roster of the season features 11 pitchers, three catchers, five infielders and four outfielders.

Short-Season Class-A Boise Hawks 2013 Opening Day Roster


  • Paul Blackburn, RHP
  • Tyler Bremer, RHP
  • Ethan Elias, RHP
  • Corbin Hoffner, RHP
  • Matt Iannazzo, LHP
  • Carlos Martinez, RHP
  • Loiger Padron, RHP
  • James Pugliese, RHP
  • Jasvir Rakkar, RHP
  • Orbandy Rodriguez, RHP
  • Duane Underwood, RHP


  • Justin Marra
  • Rony Rodriguez
  • Lance Rymel


  • David Bote
  • Trevor Gretzky
  • Danny Lockhart
  • Carlos Penalver
  • Jacob Rogers


  • Yasiel Balaguert
  • Shawon Dunston Jr.
  • Kevin Encarnacion
  • Jose Dore

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