The Winnipeg Goldeyes have re-signed left-handed pitchers Kevin McGovern and Mitchell Lambson for the 2019 season.
McGovern returns for a fourth season in Winnipeg, while Lambson will suit up for the third.
McGovern, a Philadelphia native, was 5-12 with a 4.73 ERA in 21 starts and one relief appearance last year. He finished third in the American Association in strikeouts (129) and fourth in innings pitched (129.1).
“I’m very pleased to announce the return of Kevin and Mitchell,” said Goldeyes’ manager Rick Forney.
“Both are very durable left-handers, and help us take a great step in the right direction in terms of putting together the starting rotation. I’m hoping both guys can provide us with 19 to 20 starts, while throwing 120.0 innings for our club.”
Lambson was 8-6 in 17 starts and one relief appearance in 2018, while ranking ninth in the American Association with a 3.81 ERA. Having started just once over his first seven seasons of professional baseball, Lambson made a seamless transition into a full-time starting pitcher. The Montclair, California native tied for third in the league with three complete games, and pitched into the eighth inning in seven of his final 11 starts.
In a separate move announced Wednesday, the Goldeyes traded third baseman Josh Mazzola to the Atlantic League’s High Point Rockers in exchange for a player to be named later.
— With files from the Winnipeg Goldeyes