Winnipeg Signs Catcher Suarez

WINNIPEG, MB – The Winnipeg Goldeyes have signed catcher Alixon Suarez.

The 22-year-old Suarez is from Venezuela, and has played 5 years of pro baseball.

“I’m excited about the addition of Alixon to our club,” said Goldeyes’ manager Rick Forney. “With Carlton Tanabe retiring and Tanner Murphy getting signed, we needed to find a catcher to take over the position.  Alixon is a strong defender, and I look forward to his contributions to our club.”

Suarez signed with the Boston Red Sox organization in 2010. He is a .228 hitter for his career, averaging 81 runs, 29 doubles, and 63 RBIs every 162 games.

The Winnipeg Goldeyes now have 19 players under contract.

Spencer Fernando, MyToba News

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Spencer Fernando is a columnist and reporter for MyToba News. You can read more of Spencer’s writing at his website
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