Travs: Opening day is Tuesday, roster drops

Darren McCaughan was the 2019 Texas League Pitcher of the Year for the Arkansas Travelers and returns to North Little Rock this season after not playing last year. (Mark Wagner)

Minor League Baseball is almost back in North Little Rock.

The Arkansas Travelers Opening Night will be Tuesday against the Northwest Arkansas Travelers.

First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m.

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On Friday, the team announced the season’s roster of 27 players and among the highlights is the return of pitcher Darren McCaughan, who was the 2019 Texas League Pitcher of the Year.

McCaughan is one of 14 pitchers on the roster, with 13 position players and the Travs will be managed by Collin Cowgill in his first season at the helm.

The Travs, just like the rest of Minor League Baseball, didn’t play last season due to the ongoing pandemic. Arkansas is the Double-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners and have played in North Little Rock since 2007.

Travs Roster

PITCHERS 

Name ... Bats/Throws ... Height ... Weight

  • Jack Anderson  ... R/R ... 6-3 ... 210

  • Nick Duron  ... R/R ... 6-4 ... 200 

  • Darin Gillies  ... R/R ... 6-4 ... 220 

  • Jake Haberer  ... R/R ... 6-2 ... 225 

  • Adam Hill  ... R/R ... 6-6 ... 225 

  • Ryne Inman  ... R/R ... 6-5 ... 215 

  • Collin Kober  ... R/R ... 6-0 ... 185 

  • Darren McCaughan  ... R/R ... 6-1 ... 200 

  • Ian McKinney ... L/L ... 5-11 ... 185 

  • Reid Morgan  ... R/R ... 6-2 ... 190 

  • Penn Murfee  ... R/R ... 6-2 ... 195 

  • Alejandro Requena  ... R/R ... 6-2 ... 200

  • Michael Stryffeler  ... R/R ... 6-2 ... 215 

  • Devin Sweet  ... R/R ... 5-11 ... 185

CATCHERS
  • Jake Anchia  ... R/R ... 6-1 ... 210 

  • Josh Morgan  ... R/R ... 5-11 ... 185 

  • Brian O’Keefe  ... R/R ... 6-1 ... 210 

INFIELDERS 
  • Jordan Cowan ... L/R ... 6-0 ... 160 

  • Bobby Honeyman ... L/R ... 6-1 ... 185 

  • Connor Kopach  ... R/R ... 6-0 ... 170 

  • David Masters  ... R/R ... 6-1 ... 205 

  • Joe Rizzo ... L/R ... 5-11 ... 195

  • Jake Scheiner  ... R/R ... 6-1 ... 200 

OUTFIELDERS
  • Connor Lien  ... R/R ... 6-3 ... 230

  • Keegan McGovern ... L/R ... 6-3 ... 200

  • Dom Thompson-Williams ... L/L ... 6-0 ... 190

  • Stephen Wrenn  ... R/R ... 6-1 ... 202

MANAGER: Collin Cowgill