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Goldeyes Sign Big Slugger Josh Mazzola

April 13, 2012 10:40 AM | Sports

The Winnipeg Goldeyes have signed outfielder/infielder Josh Mazzola to the 2012 roster.

Mazzola comes from the San Francisco Giants organization, where he hit .259 with 13 home runs and 50 RBI at Single-A Augusta in the South Atlantic League last season.

“He falls into the category of being a multidimensional player,” manager Rick Forney said. “Offensively, he has a knack of driving in runs. Defensively, he can play both corner outfield positions and both corner infield positions. He has the ability to run as well. We feel if we green-light him a little bit he can steal 10 to 15 bases.”

The 26-year-old hit 16 home runs and posted 96 RBI in 130 games in 2009 with Augusta, but missed almost all of the 2010 season with an injury.

The Goldeyes have also traded outfielder Justin Justice to the Toyama Thunderbirds of the Baseball Challenge League of Japan for future considerations.