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Major League Baseball: Blue Thunder alumni on opening-day rosters

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Four former members of the Brainerd Blue Thunder were on opening-day major league rosters as of April 6.

Erik Komatsu (Brainerd 2006-07) is an outfielder for the St. Louis Cardinals, Andy Dirks (06-07) is an outfielder for the Detroit Tigers, Dillon Gee (05) is a pitcher for the New York Mets and Sam LeCure (05) is a pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds.


Thirty former Northwoods League players are currently in the major leagues.

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