B-Mets Announce 2009 Roster

By Justin Horowitz

July 22, 2010 Updated Apr 5, 2009 at 11:53 PM EDT

Tops on that list is 2007 eastern league all-star and B-Mets most valuable player Mark Kiger.

Kiger hit .312 in Binghamton before spending last season with the Seattle Mariners organization.

Also returning is pitcher Tim McNab.

He went 3 and 3 in 50 appearances with triple-A New Orleans last year, but has pitched three seasons with the B-Mets.

Other familiar names returning to town include '07 eastern league all-star Caleb Stewart, infielders Emmanuel Garcia and Shawn Bowman and pitchers Mike Antonini, Eric Brown and last year's pitcher of the year Jose Sanchez.

"I think we got about half of the guys that have been here before and that always helps pave the way for a smooth start for the season," says B-Mets general manager Scott Brown. "Another player you hear a lot about is Josh Thole, who is a catcher, 22 years old that was in big league camp most of spring training and who the Mets have some high hopes for."

And leading the B-Mets for the third straight year will be manager Mako Oliveras.

The last of the players arrived in town this evening and the team will practice for the first time tomorrow with the annual welcome back dinner tomorrow night at the Binghamton Regency.

The B-mets open the season Wednesday at Trenton.

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