Canaries Finalize Opening Day Roster

Posted: 5/15/2019


Meet the 2019 Sioux Falls Canaries.

As the Birds prepare for their season opener on Thursday night in Cleburne, manager Mike Meyer has finalized his Opening Day roster. The roster includes two former major leaguers and six holdovers from last season's squad.

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22 of the 26 players on the Canaries spring training roster are sticking around for opening day. Pitcher Grady Wood and infielder Nyles Nygaard have been moved to the Inactive List. Pitchers Will LaMarche and Chris Comito have been released.

The Birds' roster features ten position players, a testament to the versatility Meyer has at his disposal. Five different Canaries can play at least three positions, including Mike Hart, who will serve as a starting outfielder and backup catcher.

The Canaries open their 2019 season Thursday night in Cleburne, the start of a four-game series with the Railroaders. Former major leaguer Taylor Hill is expected to start for the Birds. First pitch is scheduled for just after 7 p.m. Canaries fans can tune in to Thursday's game and every game this season on Sioux Falls Sports Radio 98.1 FM and AM 1230 KWSN and online at