Romanski Returns to Champion Goldeyes

Romanski Winnipeg Goldeyes

WINNIPEG, MB – As Winnipeg Goldeyes manager Rick Forney puts a contending 2017 team together, one of his stars from last year’s championship crew has returned to the fold.

On Wednesday, Forney announced that the Goldeyes had re-signed outfielder Josh Romanski. Romanski had originally re-signed with the team in January before having his contract purchased by the Minnesota Twins’ organization.

Last year, Romanski was outstanding and one of the veteran leaders as the Goldeyes won the American Association championship. He hit .305 with nine home runs and 64 RBI in 91 games and was superb in rightfield. He hard-nosed player, he’s also a team leader and highly-respected in the clubhouse. It’s a great re-addition for the Goldeyes.

In order to make room for Romanski on the spring training roster, the Goldeyes have placed first baseman Kellen Marruffo on irrevocable waivers for the purpose of granting his release.

Foprney also announced on Wednesday that he’d signed right-handed pitcher Nolan Sanburn.

Sanburn was 2-5 with six saves and a 3.53 ERA in five starts and 32 relief appearances at two levels of the Chicago White Sox’ organization in 2016. He spent the majority of the season pitching for the Double-A Southern League’s Birmingham Barons. At the end of the year, Sanburn was assigned to the Arizona Fall League where he was 2-0 with 18 strikeouts in 24.1 innings for the Glendale Desert Dogs.

“I’m excited to add another quality arm to the club,” said Goldeyes’ manager Rick Forney.  “Nolan has Double-A experience, as well as experience in the Arizona Fall League.  He can start or pitch in relief, so I’m excited about the versatility he brings to the staff.”

The Goldeyes now have 28 players under contract for the 2017 season and under American Association rules, they are allowed to carry up to 28 players during spring training, which begins May 6 at Shaw Park.

2017 Winnipeg Goldeyes Training Camp Roster

 OF Reggie Abercrombie

OF Devan Ahart

LHP Kyle Anderson

1B David Bergin

RHP Victor Capellan

RHP Edwin Carl

RHP Ryan Chaffee

3B Wes Darvill

IF Jordan Ebert

RHP Joel Effertz

RHP Icezack Flemming

2B Casio Grider

RHP Caleb Kellogg

LHP Mitchell Lambson

LHP Kenny Mathews

LHP Kevin McGovern

RHP Cameron McVey

RHP Daniel Minor

RHP Zach Nuding

RHP Mikey O’Brien

1B Shawn Pleffner

OF/1B David Rohm

OF Josh Romanski

RHP Nolan Sanburn

IF Andrew Sohn

C Alixon Suarez

C Conor Sullivan

RHP Duke von Schamann

The Winnipeg 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, against the Sioux Falls Canaries at Shaw Park.

Scott Taylor, MyToba Sports

Photo by Jeff Miller

Editor of the popular Game On Hockey Magazine and The Point After Football Magazine, editor of Canadian Meat Business Magazine, sports editor of Grassroots News, TV play-by-play voice of the Winnipeg Goldeyes and author of the bestselling book: The Winnipeg Jets: A Celebration of Professional Hockey in Winnipeg. He likes virgin pina coladas, long walks on the beach, puppies and thoroughbred race horses that run according to form.
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