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IronBirds Release 2012 Opening Day Roster

The Aberdeen IronBirds' home opener is Wednesday at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen.

The open the 2012 season Monday night at Hudson Valley.

They won't open the home schedule at until Wednesday.

Why wait?

Get a sneak peak at the IronBirds opening day roster right here on Patch.

See the attached PDF file, which is printable, to study up on the new IronBirds.

The roster includes eight players drafted earlier this month. Another 11 players on the roster appeared with the IronBirds last season.

The youngest: 19-year-old outfielder Roderick Bernadina. The oldest: injured 26-year-old pitcher Oscar Melendez.

The tallest: 6-foot-7 first baseman Joe Vellegia. The shortest: 5-foot-8 pitcher Jose Mota.

Three are from Maryland: rookie pitcher Sander Beck and infielders Tom Winegardner and Velleggia.

Check back with Patch regularly this week for feature stories on the IronBirds players and staff. 

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