LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- There may still be snow on the field, but the Louisville Bats are already thinking spring.

   Manager Jim Riggleman says he believes the strength of the 2014 Bats will be pitching and says the team will be a mix of new faces and retuning players. Riggleman says he expects base-stealing sensation Billy Hamilton to be on the Reds roster when the season opens.

   The Bats open the regular season on the road April 5 with their first home game April 10.