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Goldeyes Sign Canadian Olympian Scott Thorman

March 15, 2012 9:59 AM | Sports

The Winnipeg Goldeyes have signed a former Major Leaguer and Canadian Olympian for the 2012 season.

The club announced Thursday the signing of infielder Scott Thorman to the team. The 30-year-old played in 55 games with the Atlanta Games after debuting in 2006, and batted .216 in 120 games to tally 11 home runs and 36 RBI.

“He’s a very important piece to our puzzle,” manager Rick Forney said. “We’re thrilled to have him. He’s reached the pinnacle of baseball. He also brings some versatility. He can play first base, third base and outfield.”

The Kitchener, Ontario native played the 2011 campaign at Triple-A Toledo in the Detroit Tigers organization and with Triple-A Omaha in the Kansas City Royals system. Thorman also competed for Canada in the 2006 World Baseball Classic and 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.

Thorman will be a guest tonight on “The Inside Pitch” radio show with Paul Edmonds on TSN Radio 1290, which airs from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.