Returning Greensboro Grasshoppers for the upcoming 2011 season

There are a few Grasshoppers that you have seen here in town before, if you have been to the games at NewBridge Bank Park…..

Among the pitchers, Robert Morey was here last season out of the University of Viginia…..Chris Shafer was here part of last year and he also spent time in Jamestown, New York in the New York-Penn League….Kyle Winters was here with the Hoppers nearly three years ago, and was at Doule-A Jacksonville last season, but an injury cut his year short and he is back in Greensboro and on the mend with the Grasshoppers….Winters is in here from Denver, Colorado…..

No catchers or infielders back from the 2010 campaign, but we did pick up Joe Bonadonna, who used to be with the Hickory Crawdads(Texas Rangers farmhands)…..

In the outfield we have at least three Hoppers from the past in Isaac Galloway, Marcell Ozuna and Christian Yelich…..Galloway was here two years ago, Ozuna was here to start the 2010 season and Yelich joined the Hoppers after last year’s MLB Draft……Yelich is a first-round draft pick by the Florida Marlins, out of Thousand Oaks, California……..