LINCOLN – The Lincoln Saltdogs announced today they have traded Infielder Casey Chenoweth to East Side of the United Shore League for future considerations.  The Chenoweth trade builds upon another move from late last week in which Lincoln released LHP Kris Regas and signed RHP Alex Daniele.
Chenoweth signed with the ‘Dogs on March 24th after a collegiate career playing for East Central University.  The 24-year-old rookie hit .300 and started 35 games for East Central as a senior.  He transitions to the United Shore League, a four-team independent league based in Detroit that is entering its second season.
Regas, a veteran of 14 seasons across nine different leagues, leaves to pursue a position where he can be a player/coach.  Regas was 5-7 with a 4.07 ERA last season with the Sioux Falls Canaries.  He has been the pitching coach for the NCAA Division Two Augustana Vikings for the past two years.
The Saltdogs adjusted to moving Regas by signing promising right-hander Alex Daniele.  The 6’5” 230 pound pitcher spent his junior season with the Oklahoma Sooners before being drafted in the 19th round of the 2016 MLB Draft.  The rookie was used in both a starting and relief role for Spokane of the Northwest League last season.  He struck out 17 batters in just 12.1 innings at OU and fanned 34 in his short time in Single-A.
The Saltdogs currently have 25 players under contract as the 2017 season approaches.  American Association teams are allowed to carry 28 players through spring training before narrowing to 23 active players two days before the start of the regular season.  The 2017 Saltdogs report for spring training on May 5th and the season opens on May 19th.
Current Lincoln Saltdogs Roster:
IF Trever Adams
RHP J.R. Bunda
RHP Alex Daniele
C Brent Dean
IF David Edwards
OF Chris Garia
RHP Leuris Gomez
RHP Derek Gordon
IF Christian Ibarra
OF Brandon Jacobs
RHP Jake Kuebler
RHP Josh Laxer
IF Ivan Marin
RHP Fabio Martinez
IF Tommy Mendonca
OF Randolph Oduber
RHP Bennett Parry
LHP Zac Person
C Dashenko Ricardo
IF Curt Smith
RHP Zeb Sneed
RHP Taylor Stanton
IF Cesar Valera
RHP Michael Wagner
LHP Zak Wasserman
The home opener for the Lincoln Saltdogs is Thursday, May 25th at Haymarket Park against the Cleburne Railroaders.  Tickets go on sale May 1st and will be available by calling (402) 474-2255 or by visiting  For the latest information on the Saltdogs follow the team on Facebook and Twitter/Instagram @saltdogsball.