By Darrin Bauming (@DarrinBauming)
The month of June has not been kind to the first place Winnipeg Goldeyes.
The Fish wrapped their four-game set against the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks on Sunday with a third-consecutive loss, 16-7 in front of 6,628 sun-drenched spectators at Shaw Park.
The loss puts Winnipeg at 12-12 for the month, and drops them to 22-15 overall. Their North Division lead is now down to just two games over the surging Sioux Falls Pheasants.
This week, Winnipeg hosts a three-gamer vs. the Sioux City Explorers on Monday through Wednesday.
The ball club executed a bevy of roster moves over the last several days. The team signed 29-year-old infielder Gabriel Martinez, 29-year-old outfielder Dan Barbero, 27-year-old right-handed pitcher Billy Spottiswood, 22-year-old left-handed pitcher Chris Zbin, and 31-year-old right-handed pitcher Brian Beuning. They also acquired 28-year-old right-handed pitcher Stephen Kahn from the Laredo Lemurs, placed third baseman and Winnipegger Amos Ramon on the inactive list (out 6-8 weeks with a separated shoulder) and placed 22-year-old left-handed pitcher Rich Hawkins on the disabled list.
Meanwhile, a pair of Goldeyes have departed for greener pastures. Starting pitcher Fabian Williamson had his contract purchased by the Atlanta Braves organization, while infielder Yurendell de Caster signed with the Tabasco Olmecas of the Mexican League.