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Buffalo Bisons Opening Day Roster

Anthony Gose
Anthony Gose
Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Here is the Buffalo Bisons' opening day roster:

Manager: Marty Brown
Pitching Coach: Bob Stanley
Hitting Coach: John Nunnally

Alex Burnett
David Bush
Buddy Caryle
Justin Germano
Alex Hinshaw
Brad Lincoln
Ramon Ortiz
Juan Perez
Todd Redmond
Mickey Storey
Claudio Vargas
Neil Wagner

Mike Nickeas
Josh Thole

Lars Anderson
Ryan Goins
Luis Jimenez
Munenori Kawasaki
Andy LaRoche
Jim Negrych
Eugenio Velez

Anthony Gose
Ryan Langerhans
Mike McCoy
Moises Sierra

The Bisons' season opens Thursday, at home at Coca-Cola Field against the Rochester Red Wings.

Buffalo fans have a couple of familiar faces. Josh Thole played 48 games there last season and Mike Nickeas has played there for at least parts of the last 4 seasons. 23 of the 25 players have major league experience and, according to the team press release, they have a total of 3,299 MLB games. Four of the Bisons spent some time with the Blue Jays last year: Lincoln, Gose, Sierra and McCoy. And David Bush made 40 starts for the Jays, over two seasons, back in 2004-2005.

Second baseman Jim Negrych is lucky enought to get to play for his hometown team.

I thought that Adam Loewen would start the season in Buffalo but it looks like he'll be in New Hampshire.