Baseball season opens with a lot players with Utah ties in new places

Published: Monday, April 8 2013 4:27 p.m. MDT

Cleveland Indians' Matt Carson hits against the Kansas City Royals during the seventh inning in an exhibition spring training baseball game Friday, March 29, 2013, in Surprise, Ariz. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

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Baseball opens with many major- and minor-league players in new places. John Buck and Stephen Parker were traded in the offseason while many others were promoted to a higher level in the minors. Longtime professional relief pitcher Willie Eyre retired at the age of 34. Cedar City native Mitch Talbot returned to Triple-A ball after spending 2012 in South Korea, while Brandon Duckworth and Kam Mickolio returned to their Japanese clubs.

Tyson Brummett, Buffalo, AAA, Blue Jays

Pitcher from Spanish Fork

Claimed by Toronto after waived by Phillies

John Buck, New York, MLB, Mets

Catcher played for Taylorsville High

Sent to New York in R.A. Dickey trade

Chris Capper, South Bend, A, D-backs

Pitched for BYU

Promoted to Single-A after playing in Missoula

Matt Carson, Columbus, AAA, Indians

Outfielder played for BYU

Signed as a free agent with Indians in Nov.

Taylor Cole, Lansing, A, Blue Jays

Pitched for BYU

Promoted to full-season Single-A

C.J. Cron, Arkansas, AA, Angels

Designated hitter played for the Utes

Promoted after leading minors in RBIs

Brandon Duckworth Rakuten, Japan

Pitcher from Kearns

Won his first start of the season on Saturday

Stephen Fife, Albuquerque, AAA, Dodgers

Pitched for University of Utah

Made it to Show in '12, will start '13 in Triple-A

Willie Eyre

Pitcher played for Cyprus High and CEU

34-year-old retired in January; living in Florida

Jeremy Guthrie, Kansas City, MLB, Royals

Pitcher played for BYU

No. 2 starter for the Royals

Brandon Lyon, New York, MLB, Mets

Pitcher played for Taylorsville High

Started season as Mets' eighth-inning guy

Kam Mickolio, Hiroshima Carp, Japan

Pitcher played for Utah Valley University

Back with Japan's northern-most team

Parker Morin, Wilmington, A, Royals

Catcher played for the Utes and Park City H.S.

Promoted to Single-A from Idaho Falls

Matthew Neil, Jacksonville, AA, Marlins

Pitched for BYU

Back with Suns after strong 2012 campaign

Stephen Parker, Nashville, AAA, Brewers

Played third base for BYU and American Fork

Traded from A's to Brewers on March 20

Tanner Robles, Bakersfield, A, Reds,

Pitched for Cottonwood High

Back with Blaze after 2012 promotion

Braeden Schlehuber Mississippi, AA, Braves

Catcher played for Viewmont High

Back in Pearl, Miss., and the Southern League

Egan Smith, Dunedin, AA, Blue Jays

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