Goldeyes Sign Pitcher Wes Alsup

Goldeyes Sign Pitcher Wes Alsup

By Brian Schultz

Winnipeg Goldeyes LogoThe Winnipeg Goldeyes were busy over the holiday weekend, signing rookie right-handed pitcher Wes Alsup and activating left-handed pitcher Pete Gehle from the inactive list.

The Fish also placed right-handed pitchers Chris Allen and Dan Martony on irrevocable waivers for the purpose of granting their release.

Alsup, 26, played in the Seattle Mariners system last season, going 2-3 with a 8.74 ERA in a combined 22 appearance at the Rookie, Single-A and Advanced-A levels.

“We’ve been looking to upgrade the rookie spot in the bullpen since training camp and it’s hard to pass up on a guy like Wes,” manager Rick Forney said. “He throws firm in the low to mid 90s and we couldn’t pass up on his rookie classification.”

The Goldeyes host their season home opener in less than a week on Monday, May 27 at Shaw Park against the Laredo Lemurs. The opening pitch is shortly after 7 p.m.