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There are 27 Wizards/TinCaps alumni who appeared on the 2013 opening day major league baseball rosters. (Years in Fort Wayne in parentheses):

San Diego: Anthony Bass (’09), Brad Brach (’09), Nick Hundley (’05, ’06), Dale Thayer (’03), Will Venable (’06), Jedd Gyorko (’10)

Cincinnati: Mat Latos (’08, ’09)

White Sox: Dylan Axelrod (’07, ’08), Jake Peavy (’00)

Colorado: Michael Cuddyer (’98), Wilton Lopez (’07)

Detroit: Torii Hunter (’94)

Kansas City: George Kottaras (’04)

LA Angels of Anaheim: Ernesto Frieri (’06, ’07)

Los Angeles Dodgers: Luis Cruz (’03)

Miami: Wade LeBlanc (’06)

New York Mets: Mike Baxter (’05, ’06), Greg Burke (’06), LaTroy Hawkins (’93), Jeremy Hefner (’08)

Oakland: Nate Freiman (’10), Eric Sogard (’07)

Seattle: Oliver Perez (’01)

Tampa Bay: Cesar Ramos (’05), Jose Lobaton (’05, ’06)

Texas : A.J. Pierzynski (’95, ’96)

Toronto: Steve Delabar (’06, ’08)