Tigers set minor league rosters for 2007

I believe all the rosters are set, but I don’t have them yet for Lakeland and West Michigan. Also, Steve Torrealba is listed on both the Mud Hens and Erie rosters that came out today. I’ll update as more info becomes available.

bold – Player on 40 man roster

AAA Toledo Mud Hens – International League

Joey Eischen and Craig Dingman begin on the disabled list


Dane Sardinha (Louisville)
Andrew Graham (Erie)


Chris Shelton (Tol/Det)
Jack Hannahan (Det)
Chris Maples (Erie)
Kevin Hooper (Tol)
Mike Hessman (Tol)
Ramon Santiago (Tol/Det)


Brent Clevlen (Erie)
David Espinosa (Tol)
Ryan Raburn (Tol)
Timo Perez


Aquilino Lopez (Portland -AAA)
Corey Hamman (Tol)
Dennis Tankersley (Memphis-AAA)
Jason Karnuth (Tol)
Jordan Tata (Tol)
Ron Chiavacci (Ind. – AAA)
Tim Byrdak (Bal)
Vic Darensbourg (Buf – AAA)
Yorman Bazardo (San Ant – AA)

AA Erie Seawolves – Eastern League


Steve Torrealba
Joel Roa (WM)


Brent Dlugach (Lake.)
Kody Kirkland (Erie)
Mike Hollimon (WM)
Jeff Larish (Lake.)
Nick McIntyre (Erie)
Adam Haley (Erie)


Matt Joyce (WM)
Clete Thomas (Lake.)
Jackson Melian (Erie)
Andres Torres (Roch.) – yes the same Torres


Jair Jurrjens (Erie)
Eulogio De La Cruz (Erie)
Jon Connolly (Erie)
Eddie Bonine (Erie)
Dallas Trahern (Lake)
PJ Finigan (Erie)
Ian Ostlund (Erie)
Jeremy Johnson (Erie)
Danny Zell (Erie)
Kyle Sleeth (GCL) – will be in the bullpen
Kevin Ardion (Lake)
Andrew Kown (Lake)

A Lakeland Flying Tigers – Florida State League


Adrian Cassanova
Dusty Ryan


Miguel Linares
Ryan Roberson
Ron Bourquin (Oneonta)
Pedro Cotto
Mark Haske
William Rhymes


Wilkin Ramirez (Lake.)
Michael Hernandez (WM)
Justin Justice (WM)
Cameron Maybin (WM)
Ovandy Suero
Joseph Tucker


Freddy Dolsi
Matthew Righter
Anthony Tomey
Andrew Miller (Lake./Det)
Eleazar Aponte (GCL Tigers)
Burke Badenhop
Gabriel Benitez
Lucas French (WM)
Paul Hammond
Orlando Perdomo (WM)
Matt Rusch
Ricky Steik (WM)
Sendy Vasquez

A West Michigan Whitecaps – Midwest League


Jeff Kunkel (WM)
James Skelton (Oneonta)


Michael Bertram (GCL Tigers)
Audy Ciriaco (GCL Tigers)
Santo De Leon (Oneonta)
Louis Ott
Scott Sizemore (Oneonta)
Ryan Strieby (Oneonta)


Jeramy Laster (WM)
Brennan Boesch (Oneonta)
Gorkys Hernandez (GCL Tigers)
Deik Scram (Oneonta)
Brandon Timm (Oneonta)


Josh Rainwater (WM)
Phil Napolitan (WM)
Duane Below (Oneonta)
Randor Bierd (Oneonta) – returning to WM after surgery and rehab
Angel Castro
Ed Clelland (WM)
Christopher Cody (Oneonta)
Casey Fien (Oneonta)
Lauren Gagnier (Oneonta)
Brett Jensen (Oneonta)
Jeffrey Gerbe (Oneonta)
Jonah Nickerson (Oneonta)


  1. Steve

    April 1, 2007 at 8:11 pm

    It doesn’t seem like Bonine deserves a rotation spot before a guy like Ardoin.

  2. Mark

    April 1, 2007 at 8:46 pm

    OK, so Andrew Miller is going to Lakeland? This may be a quick ascension to the Majors.

  3. Jojo SunDevil

    April 1, 2007 at 10:08 pm

    Yes the same Andres Torres! How old is he now like 50? He was like a good prospect like 8 years ago. Wow.

  4. Chris

    April 1, 2007 at 11:02 pm

    Ardoin and Kown were both supposed to be moved to the bullpen last year, but injuries and such forced them into the rotation. The pen has been both these guy’s future since they were drafted. Bonine and Connolly are simply filling space until Miller and other better prospects are ready for Erie.

    Toledo’s at 9 pitchers right now, the other three will almost certainly be Zach Miner, Jordan Tata, and Preston Larrison.

  5. Deryl G

    April 5, 2007 at 12:56 pm

    Here’s desperately hoping someone is still reading these comments.

    Does anyone know where Christopher Carlson is playing this year?

  6. Brian B

    April 5, 2007 at 2:36 pm

    Carlson is in EST working on some stuff. I am not sure where he will end up after that.

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  8. George D

    April 6, 2007 at 10:59 am

    Any way of finding out who is on the extended spring training roster? I’m eager to know who is there from the Dominican and Venezuelan Summer Leagues, who survived from last season (i.e., which players who didn’t make the current minor league rosters are still around and which ones are goners), and additionally, who is rehabbing from injury or surgery (for example, where are Ramon Garcia, Erik Averill, Matt O’Brien, Brendan Wise and others?)

  9. Chris

    April 6, 2007 at 11:39 am

    Ramon Garcia is rehabbing from shoulder surgery which he had last year. I think he’s on track to be ready for games in June.

    Erik Averill, I just read, had Tommy John surgery, so he will be out for the season.

    Matt O’Brien and Brendan Wise are staying in EST and I hear the plan is to keep them there until the Oneonta season starts.

    Chris Carlson and Jordan Newton are also in EST, but they’re expected to be placed on a full-season roster sometime, probably in late May or June.

  10. Chris

    April 6, 2007 at 11:42 am

    There are a few guys I know for sure are there from the Dominican and Venezuela, and there could certainly be more. I’ve seen Luis Marte, Santo Mieses, Wilton Garcia, Kelvin Cedano, and Joaquin Guzman from the Dominican, and Brayan Villareal from Venezuela.

    If you want the whole roster I could e-mail it to you.

  11. George D

    April 6, 2007 at 12:36 pm

    By all means, please email the roster to me at gzbach1@verizon.net. Thanks!

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  13. ashleigh ruffin

    April 14, 2007 at 8:53 am

    hey im brendan wise gf!!! hes in extended till the season starts! thats where u will find him as he didnt make the west michigan team

  14. Enrique

    May 5, 2007 at 12:33 am

    i´m a friend of the pitcher kelvin cedano.. he is a new guy and this is the first time in united states. so i will like to know if some one has any information that you can share with me, if you know something about Cedano.. please e’mail me at rsoto26@yahoo.com


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