The Winnipeg Goldeyes have signed first baseman Dominic Ficociello and right-handed pitcher Parker French.
Ficociello played all of 2018 for the Double-A Eastern League’s Erie SeaWolves (Detroit Tigers), hitting .268 with 15 doubles, eight home runs, and 56 RBI in 97 games played.
The Anaheim, California native hit .320 with runners in scoring position (103 at bats), and .295 with two outs and runners in scoring position (44 at bats).
“I’m pleased that both Dominic and Parker have decided to play for us in 2019,” said Goldeyes’ manager Rick Forney.“Dominic is a switch-hitting, middle-of-the-lineup run-producer who could play as many as four or five positions for us.”
French has pitched exclusively for the Double-A Eastern League’s Hartford Yard Goats (Colorado Rockies) the past two years, combining for nine wins and 188.2 innings of work.
The Austin, Texas native made 24 starts for Hartford in 2017, walking two batters or less in 16 of them, and logging six or more innings on 14 occasions.
In a separate move, the Goldeyes have traded left-handed pitcher Jose Jose to the Can-Am League’s Sussex County Miners in exchange for cash.
American Association spring training begins May 4.
— With files from the Winnipeg Goldeyes