Quakes expect to get Kazmir, have locals on opening roster

The Quakes announced their opening day roster. But the season doesn’t start until Thursday and changes could be made before then.

The Quakes haven’t gotten official word, but it’s being reported several places that Angels starting pitcher Scott Kazmir will make a rehab start with the Quakes on Friday.

As for the roster there are a couple of locals: Redlands East Valley HS product RHP Tyler Chatwood (Angels No. 14 prospect, highest Angels prospect on the roster) and Miller HS product LHP Robert Fish (who previously pitched for the Quakes).

Other Angels prospects: No. 15 LHP Will Smith, No. 17 2B Alexi Amarista.

Other 2009 Quakes returning: RHP Jeremy Haynes, RHP Mike Kenney, RHP Eddie McKiernan, RHP Nick Pugliese, RHP Matt Shoemaker, LHP Andrew Taylor, OF Rian Kiniry.

Kiniry is the only position player returning to the Quakes.