Former Reagan star Anthony Vasquez’s odyssey through the minors brings him back to San Antonio

Former Reagan High School and Texas A&M pitcher Anthony Vasquez is now with the Reno Aces, the Triple-A farm club of the Arizona Diamondbacks. - photo by Joe Alexander
Former Reagan High School and Texas A&M pitcher Anthony Vasquez is now with the Reno Aces, the Triple-A farm club of the Arizona Diamondbacks. – photo by Joe Alexander
Anthony Vasquez has traveled a lot of miles since his days as a pitcher and outfielder at Reagan High School in San Antonio.

After earning all-state honors as a senior outfielder at Reagan in 2005, Vasquez played his college ball first at Texas A&M, then at Southern Cal. He has been pitching in the minors since 2009, including four stints in the Mexican winter league.

The 6-foot, left-hander is now with the Reno Aces, the Triple-A farm club of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Vasquez and the Aces are currently in San Antonio for a four-game series with the San Antonio Missions.

This season in the Pacific Coast League, Vasquez has a 3-4 record with a 6.23 ERA. He has appeared in 13 games including seven starts.

Vasquez pitched two innings in relief on Sunday against the Missions. He also pinch-hit in Saturday night’s 12-inning game at Wolff Stadium.

Missions announce tentative opening day roster

The San Antonio Missions baseball team opens its season Thursday.

The team released its tentative opening day roster on Monday.

Missions opening day roster

Pitchers (14) B-T HT WT DOB Birthplace Acquired 2018 Team(s)
34 Tristan Archer R-R 6-2 200 10/18/90 Garden City, MI Signed as FA – 2013 Colorado Springs (AAA), Biloxi (AA)
33 Zack Brown R-R 6-1 180 12/15/94 Seymour, IN 2016 MLB Draft (5th Rd) Biloxi (AA), AZL Brewers (ROK)
11 Bubba Derby L-R 5-11 185 2/24/94 Arcadia, CA Trade with OAK, 2016 Colorado Springs (AAA)
25 Josh Fields R-R 6-0 191 8/19/85 Athens, GA Signed as FA – 2019 LAD (MLB), Oklahoma City (AAA), AZL Dodgers (ROK)
50 Deolis Guerra R-R 6-5 245 4/17/89 San Felix, Venezuela Signed as FA – 2018 Round Rock (AAA)
12 Adrian Houser R-R 6-4 235 2/2/93 Tahlequah, OK Trade with HOU, 2015 Milwaukee (MLB), Colorado Springs (AAA), Biloxi (AA)
38 Jay Jackson R-R 6-1 195 10/27/87 Greenville, SC Signed as FA – 2019 Hiroshima (Japan)
22 Brad Kuntz L-L 6-0 180 5/14/92 Cincinnati, OH Signed as FA – 2015 Biloxi (AA)
20 Jon Olczak R-R 6-0 180 11/14/93 Fayetteville, NC 2015 MLB Draft (21st Rd) Biloxi (AA), Carolina (A+)
55 Jake Petricka R-R 6-5 220 6/5/88 Northfield, MN Signed as FA – 2019 Toronto (MLB), Buffalo (AAA)
45 Miguel Sanchez R-R 6-3 190 12/31/93 Bonao, Dominican Republic Signed as FA – 2016 Colorado Springs (AAA), Biloxi (AA), Carolina (A+)
30 Burch Smith R-R 6-4 225 4/12/90 San Antonio, TX Signed as FA – 2019 Kansas City (MLB)
32 Michael Tonkin R-R 6-7 220 11/19/89 Glendale, CA Signed as FA – 2019 Hokkaido Nippon-Ham (Japan)
40 Aaron Wilkerson R-R 6-3 190 5/24/89 Fort Worth, TX Trade with BOS, 2016 Milwaukee (MLB), Colorado Springs (AAA)

Catchers (3) B-T HT WT DOB Birthplace Acquired 2018 Team(s)
47 Skyler Ewing R-R 6-1 225 8/22/92 Arlington, TX Signed as FA – 2019 Jacksonville (AA), Jupiter (A+), Florence (Ind.)
3 Tuffy Gosewisch R-R 5-11 200 8/17/83 Freeport, IL Signed as FA – 2018 Syracuse (AAA)
27 Jacob Nottingham R-R 6-2 230 4/3/95 Redlands, CA Trade with OAK, 2016 Milwaukee (MLB), Colorado Springs (AAA)

Infielders (7) B-T HT WT DOB Birthplace Acquired 2018 Team(s)
1 Mauricio Dubon R-R 6-0 160 7/19/95 San Pedro Sula, Honduras Trade with BOS, 2016 Colorado Springs (AAA)
17 Lucas Erceg L-R 6-3 210 5/1/95 San Jose, CA 2016 MLB Draft (2nd Rd) Biloxi (AA)
2 Jake Hager R-R 6-1 170 3/4/93 Henderson, NV Signed as FA – 2018 Colorado Springs (AAA), Biloxi (AA)
18 Keston Hiura R-R 5-11 190 8/2/96 Valencia, CA 2017 MLB Draft (1st Rd) Biloxi (AA), Carolina (A+)
6 Nate Orf R-R 5-9 180 2/1/90 Wentzville, MO Signed as FA – 2013 Milwaukee (MLB), Colorado Springs (AAA)
13 Tyler Saladino R-R 6-0 200 7/20/89 San Diego, CA Trade with CWS, 2018 Milwaukee (MLB), CWS (MLB), Colorado Springs (AAA), Wisconsin (A)
5 Cory Spangenberg L-R 6-0 195 3/16/91 Clarks Summit, PA Signed as FA – 2019 San Diego (MLB), El Paso (AAA)

Outfielders (3) B-T HT WT DOB Birthplace Acquired 2018 Team(s)
9 Corey Ray L-L 6-0 195 9/22/94 Chicago, IL 2016 MLB Draft (1st Rd) Biloxi (AA)
8 Troy Stokes Jr. R-R 5-8 182 2/2/96 Baltimore, MD 2014 MLB Draft (4th Rd) Biloxi (AA)
15 Tyrone Taylor R-R 6-0 185 1/22/94 Torrance, CA 2012 MLB Draft (2nd Rd) Colorado Springs (AAA