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Montgomery Biscuits Announce 2024 Opening Day Roster

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April 2, 2024 – Southern League (SL)
Montgomery Biscuits News Release

MONTGOMERY, AL – The Tampa Bay Rays announced the 2024 opening day roster for their Double-A Affiliate, the Montgomery Biscuits, earlier today. The season begins on Friday with a three-game road series against the Biloxi Shuckers (Double-A Affiliate, Milwaukee Brewers) ahead of the club’s home opener on April 9 at 6:35 p.m. CT at Riverwalk Stadium.

The roster features five MLB Pipeline Top 30 prospects and 17 players who made at least one appearance for the Biscuits last season.

The Top 30 prospects include SS Carson Williams (No. 2), C Dominic Keegan (No. 6), RHP Cole Wilcox (No. 13), INF Willy Vasquez (No. 17), and LHP Ian Seymour (No. 20).

Williams opens the season ranked No. 19 on MLB Pipeline’s Top 100 prospect list. The shortstop played in six games for the Biscuits during the last week of the regular season in 2023 and batted 9-for-21 with two doubles and four RBI. The 20-year-old played in 105 games for High-A Bowling Green last season. He slashed .254/.351/.506 with 23 homers, 18 doubles, seven triples, and 77 RBI for the High-A club.

2017 fourth overall pick Brendan McKay returns to Montgomery for the first time since 2021 after missing most of the last two seasons due to injury. The left-hander pitched for the first time since August 18, 2022 in spring training. He made 13 MLB appearances for Tampa Bay in 2019.

Cole Wilcox returns to the pitching staff after making a team-leading 25 starts in 2023. Tampa Bay acquired Wilcox in a trade that sent LHP Blake Snell to San Diego in 2020.

The roster is led by new manager Kevin Boles. He brings 21 years of managerial experience, having last managed the Princeton Whistlepigs in the Appalachian League in 2023 and the Triple-A Syracuse Mets in the New York Mets organization in 2022. Boles spent 11 seasons in the Boston Red Sox organization and managed Triple-A Pawtucket for five seasons from 2014 to 2018.

Hitting coach Paul Rozzelle, pitching coach Steve Merriman, and bench coach German Melendez all return for their second season with the Biscuits.

2024 Montgomery Biscuits Opening Day Roster

Pitchers (16): Nelson Alvarez, Keyshawn Askew, Jeff Belge, Sean Hunley, Antonio Jimenez, Adam Leverett, Brendan McKay, Antonio Menendez, Ben Peoples, Evan Reifert, Ian Seymour, Austin Vernon, Patrick Wicklander, Cole Wilcox, Logan Workman, Alfredo Zarraga

Catchers (3): Ricardo Genoves, Dominic Keegan, Kenny Piper

Infielders (5): Tanner Murray, Bob Seymour,…

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