By Brian Schultz
The Winnipeg Goldeyes announced a big signing Friday morning — the return of right-handed pitcher Ace Walker.
The 26-year-old has been a star in the Northern League, earning Pitcher of the Week honours and playing in the NL All-Star Game.
In two seasons with Winnipeg, Walker is 21-10 with a 3.83 ERA. He and Rafael Gross (2003) are the only Goldeyes hurlers to win NL Pitcher of the Year.
With the news of Walker coming back, the club said goodbye to pitcher Aaron Odom, whose rights were traded to Lake County for the rights to catcher Brett Wallace.
Training camp opens May 7.