The Winnipeg Goldeyes have signed outfielder Donnie Webb from the Rockland Boulders.
The Can-Am League centre fielder comes in exchange for the reversionary rights to infielder Cam Kneeland. Webb has signed a contract for the 2014 season.
Webb, 27, hit .297 with 10 home runs and 46 RBI in 97 games with Rockland last season. The Enid, Okla. native also played in 10 games with Southern Maryland of the Atlantic League after the Can-Am League season ended. The switch-hitting Webb also stole 32 bases and was caught just five times. In the field, he made just one error on 278 defensive chances.
“We’ve been looking for a centre fielder and we got the guy we were hoping to get in Donnie Webb,” manager Rick Forney said. “He’s a top-of-the-order guy. He can hit for an average, gets on base a lot and scores a lot of runs. He has a lot of speed. We were looking for some left-handed offence and he fits that being a switch hitter.”
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