March 31, 2008
AUBURN, Ala. -
Six former Auburn baseball players were on Opening Day rosters on Monday afternoon as Major League Baseball opened up the 2008 season.
Clete Thomas (2003-05) became the latest former Tiger to make it to the big leagues as he is on the Detroit Tigers' roster while Frank Thomas (1987-89) begins his 18th year in the big leagues, playing his second straight for the Toronto Blue Jays.
Other former Tigers on MLB rosters are Chris Bootcheck (1998-00) with the Los Angeles Angels, Gabe Gross (1999-01) with the Milwaukee Brewers, Tim Hudson (1996-97) with the Atlanta Braves and David Ross (1996-97) with the Cincinnati Reds.
With Clete Thomas making his debut on Monday, Auburn has now had 30 former players make the big leagues.