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The Missoula Osprey on Tuesday unveiled more of their roster for opening day next week at Billings.

Topping the list of names on the list are infielder Buddy Kennedy and opening day starting pitcher Deyni Olivero. The O's also announced the addition of 11 former collegiate players, including nine pitchers and two catchers.

Kennedy, the highest former draft pick of the Diamondbacks to be assigned to Missoula this year, completed his first season of professional baseball last year with the Arizona League after being the organization's fifth-round selection in 2017. The 19-year-old New Jersey product hit .270 in his first season with 20 RBIs in 50 games.

Scouts rave about his offensive ability and smooth defense. He is the grandson of longtime Major Leaguer Don Money, who spent 16 seasons in the majors with Philadelphia and Milwaukee and hit .261 lifetime with 176 home runs.

Since joining the Diamondbacks organization as a free agent in 2016, Olivero continues to improve in the minor leagues. Starting his career in the DSL, Olivero went 5-1 with an ERA of 4.99 in 39.2 innings.

However, at the start of 2017 in the DSL, the right-hander went 3-2 and a 3.58 ERA. In 10 starts, he posted 50 innings and 33 strikeouts. Earning a promotion to the AZL, Olivero showed his best pitching.

Through six appearances and three starts, the Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic product went 3-0 with a 1.75 ERA in 25.2 innings. Olivero struck out 15 batters and gave up five earned runs. In his minor league career, Olivero is 16-13 with a 2.96 ERA with 25 appearances and 19 starts. The 20-year-old ended the 2017 season with six straight appearances with one or zero earned runs, three of those games were starts.

Other players on Tuesday's list of newcomers include catchers Zachery Almond and Zack Jones and pitchers Andrew Toelken, Erin Baldwin, Jacob Stevens, Geraldo Sanchez, Trent Autry, Bryan Mendendez, Justin Garcia, Landon Whitsen and Matt Ladrech.

Missoulian staff

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