By Brian Schultz
The Winnipeg Goldeyes have lost four of their players to retirement, manager Rick Forney announced on Monday.
Right-handed pitchers Ace Walker and Brian Beuning and left-handed pitchers Zach Baldwin and Chris Salamida have retired from professional baseball and been placed on irrevocable waivers.
“It’s a sad day in Goldeyesland,” Forney said in a release. “We have some guys leaving the organization and moving on with their lives. Baseball is not part of their plans anymore in terms of a playing career. We’re certainly thankful that they chose the Goldeyes organization as a place to play and are appreciative of their efforts over the years. They were a big part of our championship team in 2012. We wish them the best of luck and hopefully our paths will cross again in the future.”
The Goldeyes have also placed veteran outfielder Mike Coles on irrevocable waivers for the purpose of granting his release.