How former Alabama baseball players opened MLB seasonBy Elliott Propes | 04/05/2016 4:40pm
Major League Baseball is back. Opening week started Sunday and four former Alabama players are on rosters. Alex Avila, David Robertson, Jimmy Nelson and Tommy Hunter all returned to the big leagues. Here is how all four did on opening day:
ALEX AVILA – C, Chicago White Sox
2015: .191 AVG, 67 G, 5 2B, 4 HR, 13 RBI
Game one: Did not play
DAVID ROBERTSON – RHP, Chicago White Sox
2015: 6-5, 34 SV, 3.41 ERA
Game one: Robertson picked up a save in the first game to secure a 4-3 win over the Oakland Athletics. Robertson began the ninth with a walk to Coco Crisp, but then had a rebound strikeout of Chris Coghlan. He then induced a fly out and a groundout to finish the game.
TOMMY HUNTER – RHP, Cleveland Indians
2015: 2-0, 1 SV, 4.18 ERA
Hunter is currently on the 15-day disabled list as he recovers from core surgery in January.
JIMMY NELSON – RHP, Milwaukee Brewers
2015: 11-13, 4.11 ERA
Nelson is scheduled to start game two for the Brewers against the Giants.