By Darrin Bauming (@DarrinBauming)
Following losses in two of their last three games, Winnipeg Goldeyes manager Rick Forney made a handful of roster moves on Thursday.
The Fish signed left-handed pitcher Rich Hawkins to a contract. The 22-year-old hurler posted some impressive numbers coming out of Oklahoma City University — a miniscule 1.99 ERA and a 12-2 record in 16 starts.
The Goldeyes also activated outfielder/catcher Kyle Day from the disabled list after he pulled a hamstring on May 20 in Amarillo.
Following rocky performances as of late, the team released relief pitcher Chris Kaminski who went 1-1 with a 9.00 ERA in seven appearances this season. His four-run tenth-inning collapse on Monday night in Lincoln appears to have sealed his fate.
Winnipeg also placed utility player Dan Barbero on irrevocable waivers for the purpose of granting his release. In six games this season, Barbero batted .294 with 2 RBI and a stolen base in 17 at-bats.
The North Division-leading Goldeyes (12-6) wrap their four-game set tonight in Lincoln, Nebraska against the Saltdogs before playing three in Fargo-Moorhead against the RedHawks on Friday through Sunday.