By Brian Schultz
Former Major League outfielder Chris Roberson has been signed to the Winnipeg Goldeyes.
The baseball club announced Monday the 32-year-old, who posted a .232 batting average in 85 games between 2006-2007 with the Philadelphia Phillies, would be suiting up for the 2012 season.
“He’s a huge addition to our club,” manager Rick Forney said. “He has a very impressive resume and we’re thrilled to have him. He’s the kind of guy that can be a game changer on a nightly basis. He switch hits and plays centre field. He’s going to make an impact offensively and defensively.”
The Oakland, California native played the last two seasons with the Monterrey Sultans in the Triple-A Mexican League. In 100 games last season, he hit .337 with 13 home runs and 66 RBI. A year prior in 103 games, he batted .308, smacked 12 home runs and drove in 46 runs.
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