WINNIPEG, MB – The Winnipeg Goldeyes continue to be busy as the season approaches. Last week the team re-signed right-handed pitcher Edwin Carl.
This will be Carl's fourth season with the team. He ranks tied for fifth in franchise history in career wins (25), second in winning percentage (.694), fifth in strikeouts (280), and first in postseason wins (5).
The 29-year-old right-hander is 41-24 lifetime with 13 saves and a 3.89 ERA in 164 appearances (71 starts) over seven years of professional baseball. Carl was originally signed by the Kansas City Royals in 2010 as a non-drafted free agent out of the University of New Mexico (Albuquerque, New Mexico).
“Edwin showed up big time in the postseason last year, and really competed at a high level in some big situations,” said Forney. “He’s got a power arm, and it’s hard to find starting pitchers like him who can go out every fifth day and throw 92, 93, 94 (miles per hour). He’s been really reliable and durable, and hopefully he can come back and be even better than he was last year.”
Additionally, the Goldeyes traded left-handed pitcher Evan Rutckyj to the Can-Am League’s Ottawa Champions in exchange for a player to be named later. Rutckyj was 2-0 with a 5.57 ERA for the Goldeyes last season, striking out 21 batters in 21.0 innings.
David Marshal, Manitoba Post
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