The Winnipeg Goldeyes have signed right-handed pitcher Nate Antone and catcher Adam Gauthier for the 2020 season.
Antone split time in the Can-Am League in 2019 with the Sussex County Miners and Quebec Capitales. The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native combined for a 5.40 ERA in two starts and 12 relief appearances. Antone struck out 18 and allowed just one home run over 26.2 innings pitched.
Gauthier was an all-star last season for the United Shore Professional Baseball League’s (USPBL) Birmingham-Bloomfield Beavers. The Downers Grove, Illinois native hit .301 with seven home runs and 37 RBI in 51 games.
“I’m excited about Nate and Adam joining our club!” said Goldeyes’ manager Rick Forney. “Nate is a solid, late-inning reliever. He battled some minor injuries last year, but I’m hoping he can regain his form and get his good mix going downhill again.”
“Adam is a rookie classified catcher that I’m hoping can be a solid defender behind the plate for us,” added Forney. “The reports have been very good on him.”
The Goldeyes now have 17 players under contract for the 2020 season.
— With files from the Winnipeg Goldeyes