Goldeyes Add Outfielder Hill, Infielder Hovey

Goldeyes Add Outfielder Hill, Infielder Hovey

Winnipeg Goldeyes LogoThe Winnipeg Goldeyes have added outfielder Tyler Hill and rookie infielder Jordan Hovey to their roster.

The Fish made the moves Tuesday, prior to their game in Sioux City, where the Fish were edged 6-5 by the Explorers.

Hill played in 51 games earlier this season for the High-A Florida State League’s Tampa Tarpons (New York Yankees), hitting .242 with five home runs and 20 RBI. Last season, the Wilmington, Delaware native posted a .348 on-base percentage with 27 stolen bases in 124 games for the High-A Carolina League’s Salem Red Sox (Boston Red Sox).

Hovey just finished his college career at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. The Edwardsville, Illinois native hit .262 with seven home runs and 31 RBI in 49 games for the Bluejays this past spring. The 21-year-old also played at Jefferson College (Hillsboro, Missouri) and Missouri State University (Springfield, Missouri). A left-handed batter and right-handed defender, Hovey compiled a .401 on-base percentage during his four collegiate seasons.

The Goldeyes also re-signed left-handed pitcher Joel Bender who had made six relief appearances before he was released from the active roster on June 7 in order to recover from upper body tightness. Bender officially returned on Tuesday, and pitched a scoreless inning at Sioux City.

Game two of the three-game series at Sioux City is tonight at 7:12 p.m.

The Goldeyes return home on July 1 when they host the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks at 4:05 p.m.



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