A former player with the Winnipeg Goldeyes could be suiting up with the Boston Red Sox any day now.
Mark Holliman last played with the Fish earlier this season back in June, but was purchased by the big league team on June 28.
Holliman was the anchor of the Winnipeg Goldeyes pitching rotation at the end of June, and made his debut with the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox on Monday night. He managed to strike out eight and allowed just two earned runs in six innings.
In his time in Winnipeg this season, Holliman went 4-1 in eight starts with an impressive 2.02 ERA. He struck out 47 batters in 49 innings pitched.
His last start came on June 26 against the Rockford RiverHawks in a 7-3 win.
Holliman’s acquisition to the Major League team looks good for manager Rick Forney, who has had 17 players purchased from under him in the last four or so years.
Former Goldeye George Sherrill was the last player to make it big. He currently plays with the Los Angeles Dodgers, but wore a Winnipeg uniform during the 2002-03 season.
The Fish play at home tonight in Game 2 of a four-game set against the Lake County Fielders. Winnipeg won 14-1 last night. Game time is 7 p.m.