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Goldeyes Re-Sign ‘Strikeout King’ Kevin McGovern

January 21, 2020 2:28 PM | Sports

Kevin McGovern

Pitcher Kevin McGovern (WINNIPEG GOLDEYES)

The Winnipeg Goldeyes have brought back left-handed pitcher Kevin McGovern into the fold for the 2020 season.

The “strikeout king” is back for his fifth season with the Fish, where he recently was 12-7 with a 3.85 ERA in 20 starts and one relief appearance in 2019.

“I’m glad Kevin has decided to play again,” said Goldeyes’ manager Rick Forney. “He’s coming off a fantastic season. Hopefully, he can give us the same production that he has provided since he first joined us in 2016.”

The Philadelphia native, 30, logged 126.1 innings, struck out 95, walked 39, and allowed just 10 home runs. McGovern finished second in the American Association in wins, sixth in innings pitched, and ninth in wins above replacement among pitchers (2.8).

McGovern is heading into his ninth season of professional baseball, and along with returning right-hander Victor Capellan, will become one of just seven pitchers in franchise history to wear a Goldeyes’ uniform for a fifth year.