Goldeyes Sign Catcher Miguel Gonzalez to Roster

Goldeyes Sign Catcher Miguel Gonzalez to Roster

Miguel Gonzalez
Miguel Gonzalez (HANDOUT)

The Winnipeg Goldeyes have signed catcher Miguel Gonzalez to their 2018 roster.

Gonzalez totaled 50 games in the Detroit Tigers’ organization last year, splitting time with the Triple-A International League’s Toledo Mud Hens and the Double-A Eastern League’s Erie SeaWolves.

“I’m thrilled to add a catcher like Miguel,” said Goldeyes’ manager Rick Forney. “His experience will be invaluable to the pitching staff. It was very important for me to add a second catcher that has the ability to shut down the running game.

The Porlamar, Venezuela native hit a combined .220 with four home runs and 12 RBI. It was the sixth time in 10 professional seasons in which Gonzalez reached the Triple-A level.

The Goldeyes now have 17 players under contract for the 2018 season.