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Goldeyes Sign Rookie Pitcher Andrew Vernon

November 6, 2019 10:32 AM | Sports

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The Winnipeg Goldeyes have signed right-handed pitcher Andrew Vernon for the 2020 season.

Vernon was 4-2 with two saves and a 2.95 ERA in 31 relief appearances last season for the Frontier League’s River City Rascals.

The Raleigh, North Carolina native struck out 46 batters in 39.2 innings while allowing 17 walks and just two home runs.

“I’m really excited about this big right-hander,” said Goldeyes’ manager Rick Forney. “Andrew has been a professional since 2016, but still has that ever so valuable rookie classification. He’s coming off a great season in the Frontier League, and I feel like he’s ready for the challenge that the American Association will provide.”

The Goldeyes also re-acquired left-handed pitcher Jose Jose from the Frontier League’s (formerly Can-Am League’s) Sussex County Miners.

The Goldeyes signed Jose on February 5 before subsequently trading him to Sussex County on April 9. Jose must still be signed to a contract for the 2020 season.