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Burlington Indians

The Burlington Royals are a minor league baseball team in Burlington, North Carolina, United States. They are a Rookie-level team in the Appalachian League and have been a farm team of the Kansas City Royals since September 1, 2006. For the previous 21 years, the team had been affiliated with the Cleveland Indians as the Burlington Indians.[1] The Royals play home games at Burlington Athletic Stadium. Opened in 1960, Burlington Athletic Stadium seats 3,500 fans.[2]

Major League Baseball alumni of note are featured on the wall inside the men's restroom at the Burlington Athletic Stadium in the form of painted jerseys: Manny Ramirez (#22), Jim Thome (#25), Bartolo Colón (#40) and C. C. Sabathia (#52).

Roster

Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 12 Torey Deshazier
  • 47 Cruz Guevara
  • 43 Mike Jeffreys
  • 30 Sam Lewis
  • 28 Zach Lovvorn
  • 36 Andres Machado
  • 57 Ryan Mattes
  • 31 Kevin McCarthy
  • 34 Jake Newberry
  • 59 Cesar Ogando
  • 55 Javier Reynoso
  • 27 Jose Miguel Rodriguez
  • 41 Niklas Stephenson
  • 49 Matt Tenuta
  • 62 Ben Tomchick

Catchers

  • 13 Pedro Gonzalez
  • 15 Chad Johnson
  • 23 Luis Villegas

Infielders

  • 18 Andrew Ayers
  • 25 Nick Cuckovich
  • 37 Bobby Fisher-Brown
  •  7 Michael Mercurio
  •  2 Lewis Urena

Outfielders

  •  9 Jerrell Allen
  •  8 Tyler Chism
  • 21 Alfredo Escalera-Maldonado
  •  8 Desmond Henry
  • 24 Alex Newman
  • 35 Chris Sweeney

Manager

  • 19 Tommy Shields

Coaches

  • 40 Carlos Martinez (pitching)
  • 17 Abraham O. Nunez (hitting)
  • 26 Charles Thomas (coach)


7-day disabled list
* On Kansas City Royals 40-man roster
∞ Reserve list
§ Suspended list
‡ Restricted list
# Rehab assignment
Roster updated August 24, 2013
Transactions
More MiLB rosters
Kansas City Royals minor league players


Burlington Indians (Carolina League)

In addition to the Appalachian League version of the Burlington Indians, from 1958-64 a team representing Burlington, N.C., of the same name competed in the Carolina League (Class B through 1962; thereafter Class A) as a Cleveland farm club. During its seven years of existence, the Carolina League Indians won one league championship. Its players included future major leaguers Luis Tiant and Duke Sims.

Burlington Indians (Central Association)

A third team called the Burlington Indians was based in Burlington, Iowa, and played in the Class C Central Association in the late 1940s.

References

External links

  • Burlington Royals Official Site


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