The Winnipeg Goldeyes have re-signed league-leading catcher Kevin Garcia.
Garcia hit .273 with one home run and 18 RBI in 40 games for the Goldeyes last season. The El Centro, California native scored 17 runs, hit nine doubles, and walked nearly as many times (13) as he struck out (15).
“I’m thrilled Kevin is healing well enough to continue his career,” said Goldeyes’ manager Rick Forney.
“Kevin was having a great season behind the plate for us throwing out runners at an incredible clip. I know he’s working extremely hard to prepare for the season, and I expect him to pick up where he left off last year.”
The 26-year-old led all American Association catchers in caught stealing rate at 50 percent (18-for-36). Garcia hit safely in 26 of 40 contests before his season was cut short due to injury on June 30th.
Garcia enters his sixth year of professional baseball, and is a career .254 hitter with three home runs and 72 RBI in 225 games played.
Goldeyes spring training begins May 4.