Tuesday April 03, 2012 | 09:55 AM

The Portland Sea Dogs have released a tentative roster. It contains 26 players. One move still has to be made to get the team down to 25 players.

Also, pitchers Anthony Ranaudo and Stolmy Pimentel have remained in Florida for extra work But they are expected to join the team soon.

Catcher Dan Butler and utility infielder Jon Hee are currently in Washington with the major league team for exhibitions there. They will join the Sea Dogs for their opener Thursday in Reading.

Here is what the roster looks like right now:

Pitchers: Chris Balcom-Miller, Chris Hernandez, Brock Huntzinger, Michael Lee, Josh Fields, Caleb Clay, Chris Martin, Aaron Kurcz, Jeremy Kehrt, Eammon Portice, Will Latimer, Billy Buckner.

Catchers: Dan Butler, Matt Spring, Jayson Hernandez

Infielders: Reynaldo Rodriguez, Heiker Meneses, Derrick Gibson, Kolbrin Vitek, Ryan Dent, Jon Hee.

Outfielders: Oscar Tejeda, Jeremy Hazelbaker, Bryce Brentz, Peter Hissey, Ronald Bermudez.

Buckner was a minor league free agent, signed last month. Kurcz came from the Cubs last month as part of the Theo Epstein compensation deal.


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