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Meet the 2012 OKC RedHawks

by Ed Godfrey and Ryan Aber Published: April 4, 2012

Favorite ballpark food: Footlong hot dog with mustard, pickle relish and always a souvenir cup.

Diory Hernandez, infielder

2011 season: Was with Gwinnett, Atlanta's Triple-A affiliate, for much of the season, hitting .201. Had 33 at bats with the Braves, with a home run and four RBIs in May and June.

Favorite ballpark food: Rice and beans with chicken.

Dallas Keuchel, pitcher

2011 season: The Tulsa native and Bishop Tulsa Kelley graduate made his first appearance in Triple-A last season after being promoted from Corpus Christi. He went 1-1 with a 7.50 ERA in seven starts.

Favorite ballpark food: Probably pizza whenever we'd go to Drillers Stadium or made a road trip to Kansas City.

Jordan Lyles, pitcher

2011 season: After starting the season with the RedHawks, Lyles made his big league debut May 31, throwing seven innings in a win over the Cubs in Wrigley Field. He finished 2-8 with a 5.36 ERA in 15 starts.

Fernando Martinez, outfielder

2011 season: Spent his entire career with the Mets before this season. Has appearances with New York for the last three seasons, with 22 at bats there last year. Spent most of his season with Triple-A Buffalo, hitting .260 with 30 RBIs.

Favorite ballpark food: Too much. I'll eat whatever's there.

Landon Powell, catcher

2011 season: Played just 48 games, splitting time between Oakland and Triple-A Sacramento. With the A's, he hit just .171 with 4 RBIs in 111 at bats. Hit .283 in 12 games with Sacramento.

Aneury Rodriguez, pitcher

2011 season: Was with Houston all of last year, going 1-6 with a 5.27 ERA in 43 appearances (8 starts).

J.B. Shuck, outfielder

2011 season: Spent most of the season with the RedHawks, hitting .297 in 108 games. Made his major league debut Aug. 5 and hit .272 in 37 games with the Astros.

Brad Snyder, outfielder

2011 season: Signed as a free agent by the Astros in November, Snyder hit .290 in 102 games for the Chicago Cubs Triple-A affiliate Iowa and had nine at bats for the Cubs with one hit

Favorite ballpark food: Soft pretzels with cheese — you've got to have cheese — and a giant Coke.

Mickey Storey, pitcher

2011 season: Storey split the 2011 season between Oakland's Double-A affiliate in Midland, Texas and the RedHawks. In Oklahoma City, he went 1-0 with a 3.99 ERA in 23 relief appearances.

Brett Wallace, infielder

2011 season: After starting the year as Houston's starting first baseman, Wallace was sent to the RedHawks for the month of August, hitting .356 in 28 games before being recalled in August.

Xavier Cedeno, pitcher

2011 season: Appeared in 25 games for Corpus Christi (5-6, 3.95) and 12 games for the RedHawks (2-3, 6.23). He also pitched in three games for the Astros but only for 1 2/3 innings total.

Adalberto Flores, pitcher

2011 season: Pitched in 41 games for Double-A Frisco where he posted a 5-4 record with a 3.32 ERA. Signed as a free agents by the Astros in November.

Sergio Perez, pitcher

2011 season: Started 21 games for the RedHawks, going 5-9 with a 4.25 ERA

Jose Valdez, pitcher

2011 season: Appeared in 20 games for the RedHawks and had a 1-0 record with a 5.66 ERA. Had 12 relief appearances for Houston with no decisions and an ERA of 9.00.

by Ed Godfrey
Copy Editor, Outdoors Editor, Rodeo, River Sports Reporter
Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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