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Wed, 06/17/2009 - 11:55am  

Lowell Spinners roster includes eight draft picks

The preliminary roster for the 2009 Lowell Spinners includes eight selections from last week's major-league draft. The list is subject to change, since not all of the players have signed agreements, and all are subject to physicals and drug tests. Still, the preliminary roster accurately reflects those draft picks whom the Sox expect to be under contract officially by the time that the New York-Penn League season begins.

The group of draftees:

--RHP Alex Wilson (2nd round)
--OF Shannon Wilkerson (8th round)
--C Michael Thomas (12th round)
--OF William Holmes (14th round)
--LHP Michael Bugary (15th round)
--RHP Christopher Court (23rd round)
--RHP Jeremiah Bayer (30th round)
--1B Drew Hedman (50th round)

Not all of these players have officially agreed to terms or are officially under contract, so the roster is subject to change.

Other players scheduled to join Lowell's roster include highly regarded position prospects Ryan Westmoreland (outfielder, drafted in the fifth round last year), shortstop Derrick Gibson (second-round pick in 2008) and Yamaico Navarro (rehabbing from hamate surgery).




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