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Manatees Announce 2016 Roster

April 5, 2016 - Florida State League (FSL) - Brevard County Manatees News Release

VIERA, FL - Space Coast Stadium will play host to another summer of Brevard County Manatees baseball in 2016, as the season is set begin this Friday, April 8 at 6:35pm. The Manatees will take on the Daytona Tortugas, one day after the team's season opener to be played in Daytona.

The Milwaukee Brewers also announced the roster for the Manatees today. The 2016 team features two of the MLB.com Top-10 Brewers prospects, 2014 first-round pick Kodi Medeiros and 2015 second-round pick Cody Ponce. Top-20 prospect Clint Coulter headlines the group of eight players that will return to Brevard County to begin 2016. For the full roster, visit manateesbaseball.com.

For those that want an early look at the 2016 team before Friday's ho me opener, the Manatees will be kicking off Opening Week festivities with the team's annual Fan Fest event on Wednesday April 6 from 6-8pm Free and open to the public, attendees will have the opportunity to get a first look at the 2016 team and hear from Brevard County Manager Joe Ayrault.

Among those in attendance for Friday's home opener will be local youth baseball players and their families for Little League Night, and groups out to celebrate Faith Night at the Stadium. In addition, the Friends & Family package, which includes four tickets, four concession vouchers and four Manatees souvenir hats, is also available for fans to reserve up to 24 hours before first pitch. Finally, the night will be capped off with a post game fireworks display, the first of eight shows this season, with the next to be held on April 16.

"We are extremely excited to get the season started, and we hope that the fans are just as excited to come on out to Space Coast Stadium and watch the 'stars of tomorrow play today'." Manatees General Manager Chad Lovitt said. "It should be another awesome season of Manatees baseball! With our affordable and flexible ticketing options, we want to give the fans a great night out with family and friends. We look forward to seeing everyone on Opening Night!"

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