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June 14, 2013

Wassy's coming to Bluefield

BLUEFIELD — The Bluefield Blue Jays opening day roster has been released and the team will feature a few familiar faces.

Tazewell High School product Zak Wasilewski will open the season in Bluefield. Wasilewski was a 14th round pick of the Blue Jays last season.

 Five players that have previously donned a Bluefield uniform are returning to Bowen Field, D.J. Davis, Alberto Tirado, Eric Arce, Matt Dean and Melvin Garcia.

 Davis was a first-round selection in the 2012 draft and played briefly in Bluefield near the end of last season. Dean also played for the Bluefield club in 2012.

 Garcia played for the Jays in 2011 and did not play at all in 2012. Arce appeared with the Bluefield club briefly and 2011, and played for the team for most of 2012. Tirado, a highly-touted pitching prospect from the Dominican Republic, briefly played last season.

 The club will have highly-touted pitching prospects, including Chase De Jong, a second-round pick in 2012, Tom Robson, a fourth-round selection in 2011, and Mark Biggs, an eighth-round pick in 2011.

 Former U.S. Air Force Academy catcher Garrett Custons, the only non-pitcher chosen in the first 12 rounds of this year’s draft by Toronto, will also be joining the team.

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