staff, April 5, 2012

Last week we posted a list of Big Ten players in Major League Baseball, but we're posting it here again as most MLB teams officially open their seasons today. Big Ten teams have been active already and BTN's "Big Ten Diamond Report" covers it Sundays at 6 p.m. ET where we air highlights and analysis of the weekend's baseball and softball games.

If you're a baseball fan, here are a few more helpful links. Find softball and baseball highlights like the one is this post here. Check out BTN's TV schedule for baseball games and find even more games online via the Big Ten Digital Network. The Big Ten Conference keeps official Big Ten baseball stats at and you can link directly to the 11 Big Ten school baseball pages for schedules and results with these links: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State, and Purdue.

Chris Getz 2B, Kansas City Royals
Rich Hill P, Boston Red Sox
J.J. Putz P, Arizona Diamondbacks
Clayton Richard P, San Diego Padres

Jack Hannahan 3B, Cleveland Indians
Glen Perkins P, Minnesota Twins

Joba Chamberlain P, New York Yankees*
Brian Duensing P, Minnesota Twins*
Steve Edlefsen P, San Francisco Giants*
Alex Gordon OF, Kansas City Royals*
Tony Watson P, Pittsburgh Pirates*

J.A. Happ P, Houston Astros

Matt Angle OF, Los Angeles Dodgers
Cory Luebke P, San Diego Padres
J.B. Shuck OF, Houston Astros
Nick Swisher OF/1B, New York Yankees

Josh Lindblom P, Los Angeles Dodgers

Kirk Gibson, Arizona Diamondbacks (Michigan State)
Joe Girardi, New York Yankees (Northwestern)
Mike Matheny, St. Louis Cardinals (Michigan)

* — Played at Nebraska when it was a member of the Big 12.