Opening Day: Current professional baseball players with ties to Utah (19 items)
Baseball season has officially begun, with a full slate of action Monday.
There are several players this season in the majors and many more in the minors with ties to the state of Utah.
With baseball now underway, here is a list of all the professional baseball players with Utah ties in the majors and minors.
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1 of 19. Tyson Brummett, pitcher, Los Angeles Dodgers organization (Spanish Fork HS)
Brummett made his major league debut with the Philadelphia Phillies in 2012, but was released by the ball club after that season. He spent time with Triple-A Buffalo and Double-A New Hampshire in the Toronto Blue Jays organization last season.
2 of 19. John Buck, catcher, Seattle Mariners (Taylorsville HS)
Buck hit .241 and drove in four runs in 16 games for the Mariners over spring training. He has 133 home runs and 485 RBIs to his name in his career, including stints with Kansas City, Toronto, Miami, New York Mets and Pittsburgh.
3 of 19. Chris Capper, pitcher, South Bend Silver Hawks (BYU)
4 of 19. Matt Carson, outfielder, Columbus Clippers (BYU)
He has played 92 games in the majors in his career, but in stints with Oakland and Minnesota, in addition to the Indians. In fact, the BYU product hit a mythic .636 last season — in 11 major league plate appearances for Cleveland. He has 167 home runs and 642 RBIs in his minor league career.