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[RiverDogs Preview] Rutherford Batting Third, Green on the Hill

Blake Rutherford will bat third in the RiverDogs Opening Day lineup (Jerry Coli)

It is opening day in Minor League Baseball and the Charleston RiverDogs will face off against the Lexington Legends at Joseph P. Riley Stadium.

Starting Lineup:

  1. Hoy Jun Park – SS
  2. Oswaldo Cabrera – 3B
  3. Blake Rutherford – CF
  4. Donny Sands – C
  5. Estevan Florial – RF
  6. Isiah Gilliam – DH
  7. Leonardo Molina – LF
  8. Brandon Wagner – 1B
  9. Diego Castillo – 2B
  10. Nick Green – RHP


  • Yankees #3 prospect Blake Rutherford will be batting cleanup for the RiverDogs making his Single-A debut after hitting .351/.415/.570 in 33 games at the Rookie level last season.
  • Nick Green ended last season with the RiverDogs after coming over in the Carlos Beltran deal.  In three starts for Charleston in 2016, he went 3-0 with a 1.06 ERA and 14 strikeouts in 17 innings pitched.
  • Brandon Wagner will be the regular first baseman for Charleston after moving around the infield in his first two seasons with the Yankees.  He has played first base, second base, third base, shortstop, and outfield.
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