The Winnipeg Goldeyes have re-signed right-handed pitcher Victor Capellan as the club’s first contract for the 2020 season.
Capellan was 1-1 with a 3.16 ERA in 2019, finishing second in the American Association with 27 saves and tied for second with 46 appearances. In 42.2 innings pitched, Capellan struck out 53 while allowing just 13 walks and two home runs.
“I’m glad to have Victor back for 2020,” said Goldeyes’ manager Rick Forney. “He’s coming off a tremendous season. Victor has been one of the most reliable relievers since entering the American Association, and as an organization, we have been very fortunate to have him.”
Capellan shattered three major records during the course of last season, beginning with his 38th save in a Goldeyes’ uniform on June 11 at Gary SouthShore. He went on set the American Association’s all-time mark for appearances with his 221st, and pushed the benchmark to 242 by the end of the year. Capellan’s 27 saves established a new Goldeyes’ single-season record, eclipsing the 22 notched by Oscar Montero in 2004 and Capellan himself in 2018.
American Association clubs may carry up to 28 players during spring training, which begins in early May. Ticket packages are available by visiting Goldeyes.com.