Opening Day 2011 Is Here

bradenbell-thumb-450x253-2681381b.jpg     26 former Kernels have broke camp making Opening Day rosters across Major League Baseball. The Angels roster features 15 players who spent time in Cedar Rapids prior to making the bigs. Former Kernels have earned roster spots with the Royals, Twins, Rangers, Rays, Red Sox, Diamondbacks and Phillies respectively. Here is the complete list to the best of my knowledge:

Angels
Hank Conger (2007)
Jeff Mathis (2002)
Bobby Wilson (2004)
Mark Trumbo (2006-07)
Howard Kendrick (2004)
Erick Aybar (2003)
Alberto Callaspo (2003)
Brandon Wood (2004)
Peter Bourjos (2007)
Chris Pettit (2007)
Kevin Jepsen (2003-04)
Michael Kohn (2009)
Ervin Santana (2002)
Rich Thompson (2003)
Jordan Walden (2008)

Diamondbacks
Joe Saunders (2002)

Phillies
David Herndon (2007)

Rangers
Mike Napoli (2001-02)
Darrin O’Day (2006)
Mason Tobin (2008)

Rays
Joel Peralta (2001-02)
Sean Rodriguez (2004-05)

Red Sox
Bobby Jenks (2001)
John Lackey (2000)

Royals
Sean O’Sullivan (2007)

Twins
Alexi Casilla (2004-05)

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