Former Galt star Ryan Mattheus savors opening day with the Washington Nationals
Washington Nationals relief pitcher Ryan Mattheus throws against the St. Louis Cardinals during a spring training game in Jupiter, Fla., on Sunday, April 1, 2012. Mattheus, a former Galt High School star, made the Nationals’ opening-day roster.
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Zach Phillips, P, Orioles
After getting his big-league call-up to Baltimore last August, Galt High School product Zach Phillips will have to work his way back to the bigs. Phillips, who posted a 1.13 ERA in 10 relief appearance for the Orioles, was optioned back to Triple-A Norfolk on Wednesday.
Last season with Norfolk, Phillips went 1-1 with a 2.63 ERA and one save in 14 appearances.
David Cooper, 1B, Blue Jays
The former Tokay High School star was reassigned to Toronto's Triple-A affiliate on March 25. Cooper, 25, made his major league debut at Yankee Stadium on April 29. He batted .211 with two home runs and 12 RBIs in 27 big-league appearances for Toronto last season.
He now goes back to Las Vegas, where he won Pacific Coast League batting title last season.
Posted: Friday, April 6, 2012 12:00 am
Updated: 6:23 am, Fri Apr 6, 2012.
On Thursday afternoon, Ryan Mattheus enjoyed a Major League opening day for the ages. With his close family in attendance, the 2002 Galt High School graduate traveled to his self-described 'baseball Mecca' — the Cubs' Wrigley Field, with its iconic ivy fence and one-of-a-kind atmosphere.
Only he wasn't any ordinary attendee.
Friday, April 6, 2012 12:00 am.
Updated: 6:23 am.