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7 former Razorbacks make MLB 30-man rosters
Boston Red Sox left fielder Andrew Benintendi throws to first base during baseball practice at Fenway Park, Thursday, July 16, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Seven former Arkansas baseball players made Opening Day rosters for the 2020 Major League Baseball season.
Former Razorbacks on rosters this year include catcher James McCann and pitcher Dallas Keuchel of the Chicago White Sox; infielder Brian Anderson and pitcher Ryne Stanek of the Miami Marlins; outfielder Andrew Benintendi of the Boston Red Sox; pitcher Drew Smyly of the San Francisco Giants; and pitcher Jalen Beeks of the Tampa Bay Rays.
Colin Poche, a pitcher who began his career at Arkansas before transferring to Dallas Baptist, is on the Rays' injured list.
Organizations started summer training sessions July 1 with a 60-man roster, but had to cut that number in half for the start of the season, which begins with two games Thursday night.
Fifteen former Razorbacks earned a 60-man roster spot. Teams can call players up to the 30-man roster from their 60-man roster at any time during the season.
Two weeks after opening day, rosters will be trimmed to 28 players, then to 26 players two weeks after that. Teams will be allowed to add a 27th player for doubleheaders, according to MLB.com.
Boston Red Sox
OF - Andrew Benintendi
Chicago White Sox
P - Dallas Keuchel
C - James McCann
INF - Brian Anderson
P - Ryne Stanek
San Francisco Giants
P - Drew Smyly
Tampa Bay Rays
P - Jalen Beeks
P - Colin Poche - injured list
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