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It's a brand new season for the Salt Lake Bees, so much that the team carries just three players from last season on its 2015 Opening Day roster. The changes include a new skipper in Dave Anderson, who spent several years as a teammate to Los Angeles Angels (the Bees' parent organization) manager Mike Scioscia.
With media day held on Tuesday, DeseretNews.com writer Carter Williams and fellow writer Ryan Miller break down all the roster changes as well as adjustments such as a pace of game clock, a humidor to help curb the effects of high elevation in the game and new ballpark venues.
Carter also gets a chance to chat with pitcher Andrew Heaney, who joins the Angels organization after pitching in Miami last season. Heaney is listed as the Angels' top prospect, according to MLB.com and Baseball America. He's also listed as the 26th overall best prospect by MLB and 42nd overall prospect by Baseball America. It's actually not Heaney's first time in Salt Lake City. He said his grandparents used to live in the city, and visited the city several times as a kid.
Carter also chats with infielder Josh Rutledge, who comes over from the Colorado Rockies. Rutledge played 266 games with Colorado over the past three seasons before getting traded to the Angels over the offseason. He also chats with former Blue Jays, White Sox and Red Sox pitcher Zach Stewart, who is looking to crack the majors again this season.
This and more on the Deseret News Sports podcast.
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