By Brian Schultz
The Winnipeg Goldeyes have signed veteran outfielder Reggie Abercrombie for the 2014 season.
The 33-year-old spent parts of the last four seasons in the American Association with the Sioux Falls Canaries, hitting .316 with 54 home runs and 213 RBI in 242 games with Sioux Falls. He also played parts of three seasons in the Major Leagues with the Florida Marlins and Houston Astros from 2006-2008.
“We are super thrilled to have Reggie join the Goldeyes organization,” manager Rick Forney said. “With Rhyne Hughes not being able to come up and join our team, we needed to find someone that could replace Rhyne in the middle of the lineup and be an impact guy. He’s the best guy out there for that role.”
The Goldeyes hold their annual Open House on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Shaw Park. Players will take to the field at 11 a.m. to begin training camp.