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Stanford in MLB
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 03/30/2014
STANFORD, Calif. -- Six former Stanford players earned spots on Major League Baseball Opening Day rosters. The group is spread out across five teams, while the Oakland A’s have two former Cardinal.

Sam Fuld, who was at Klein Field at Sunken Diamond on Sunday for Stanford’s game against Oregon, made the A’s roster along with everyday shortstop Jed Lowrie.

Fuld is one of two outfielder products from Stanford, along with the Philadelphia Phillies’ John Mayberry, Jr. The Phillies are guided by general manager Ruben Amaro, Jr., also a Cardinal product.

A third outfielder, Carlos Quentin, will start the year on the San Diego Padres' disabled list with a knee injury. He will be joined on the MLB DL by Washington Nationals pitcher Erik Davis, although the Nationals still employ a former Cardinal in reliever Drew Storen.

Quentin is three home runs away from passing Ed Sprague as Stanford’s all-time leader in MLB home runs. Sprague hit 152 homers in 11 seasons.

MLB All-Star Jason Castro will once again start at catcher for the Houston Astros. Castro, a .276 hitter a year ago, was on campus this fall finishing his Stanford degree.

Jeremy Guthrie enters his eighth year in a Major League pitching rotation. The Kansas City Royals’ starter went 15-12 with a 4.04 ERA in 2013.

Stanford grads Dave Flemming (Giants) and Kris Atteberry (Twins) will also spend time in MLB broadcast booths in 2014. 

To stay up to date on Stanford players in MLB, be sure to follow the Cardinal on Twitter at @StanfordBSB.
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