The Lowell Spinners, Class-A affiliate of the World Series Champion Boston Red Sox, are set to open their 2008 season Tuesday night (June 17th) when they take on the Tri-City ValleyCats at 7:15 p.m.
The Spinners 2008 roster features a number of highly regarded prospects and high draft picks, highlighted by 2007 fifth-round selection Will Middlebrooks. A top-high school prospect, Middlebrooks signed late in the summer of 2007 and will be making his professional debut with the Spinners on Tuesday night.
This year’s roster also includes nine members of the Red Sox 2008 draft class, highlighted by a pair of third round picks: Stephen Fife and Kyle Weiland. Red Sox first-round draft pick Bryan Price is also scheduled to report to Lowell following the conclusion of the College World Series.
“We are excited to again have some of the brightest young players in the Red Sox organization here in Lowell,” said Lowell Spinners Vice President/General Manager Tim Bawmann. “You never know who will be the next top prospect to follow the path taken by guys like Jacoby Ellsbury and Jonathan Papelbon.”
Also as part of the Opening Day ceremonies, the Spinners will honor the 2007 Red Sox World Series victory and 10th Anniversary of LeLacheur Park. Red Sox Chairman Tom Werner and former Spinners manager Dick Berardino will be on-hand to throw out ceremonial first pitches.
The Spinners open their 10th Anniversary season at beautiful LeLacheur Park Tuesday, June 17, with a six-game homestand to start the season.
Standing Room tickets are available for $4 through the Spinners Box Office, Monday – Friday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. or by phone at 978-459-BALL.
To order tickets for other games visit www.lowellspinners.com