Fish Move Gonzalez to Cleburne
WINNIPEG, MB – Although he was a major contributor to last year’s American Association championship run, the Winnipeg Goldeyes have decided to trade shortstop Maikol Gonzalez to the expansion Cleburne Railroaders.
The Goldeyes will receive two players to be named later today in exchange for Gonzalez.
Gonzalez hit .256 in all 100 games for the Goldeyes last season with three home runs and 43 RBI. From the same home town as Goldeyes legendary catcher Luis Alen, San Francisco, Venezuela, Gonzalez scored 72 runs, stole 31 bases, and drew 75 walks, while finishing with a .376 on-base percentage.
The Goldeyes now have 24 players under contract for the 2017 season. American Association clubs may carry up to 28 players during spring training, which begins May 6.
The Goldeyes open the 2017 season on May 18, on the road against the expansion Cleburne Railroaders. The Goldeyes’ 2017 home opener is Monday, May 29, versus the Sioux Falls Canaries at Shaw Park. Season tickets, 10-game mini packs, and group outings for the 2017 season are on sale now. For more information, call the Goldeyes’ office at (204) 982-BASE, or visit the Goldeyes’ official website at www.goldeyes.com
Scott Taylor, MyToba Sports
Photo by Jeff Miller