The Winnipeg Goldeyes have lost three baseball veterans after the retirement of pitcher Aaron Cook, outfielder Kody Kaiser and infielder Wes Long.
“All three of these guys were a big part of the success we had last season and it won’t be easy to fill those holes,” Goldeyes manager Rick Forney said. “We wish them the best as they move forward to the next stage of their lives.”
Long played parts of the last three seasons in Winnipeg and led the Goldeyes with 81 RBI last season. He leaves Winnipeg having played 201 games at shortstop during the past three seasons.
Kaiser and Cook both played one season for the Fish. Kaiser led the Goldeyes in stolen bases last season with 37, while Cook posted a sparkling 1.01 ERA in 28 games out of the bullpen after being signed partway through the season.