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Goldeyes Sign Pitcher Zac Ryan, Make Handful of Roster Moves

August 7, 2021 8:33 AM | Sports


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The Winnipeg Goldeyes have signed right-handed pitcher Zac Ryan to the team’s roster.

Ryan made 23 relief appearances earlier this season for the Triple-A West’s Salt Lake Bees (Los Angeles Angels), picking up a save and striking out 39 batters in 31.0 innings pitched.

The Merrillville, Indiana native struck out 39 batters in 31.0 innings pitched with an average fastball velocity of 94 miles per hour. Prior to this season, Ryan last pitched in 2019 where he split time with Salt Lake and the Double-A Southern League’s Mobile BayBears.

“I’m thrilled to have him,” said Goldeyes’ manager Rick Forney. “He has a Georgia Tech education and a proven track record in the Angels’ organization. He’s hungry and wants to pitch. He wants to get out there and compete again as soon as possible, so I’m glad we were able to get something worked out.”

Additionally, the Goldeyes officially signed former Major League left-handed pitcher Donnie Hart to a contract and released right-handed pitcher Kyle Thomas.

In separate transactions earlier this week, the Goldeyes also signed catcher Deon Stafford, who appeared in 20 games in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ organization earlier this season.

This week, the Fish also traded outfielder Jay Gonzalez to the Atlantic League’s High Point Rockers in exchange for a player to be named later, placed right-handed pitcher Joey Gonzalez on the reserve list, and released catcher Sonny Ulliana.

The Goldeyes’ active roster currently stands at 23 players.

The Goldeyes play game two of a three-game series against the Milwaukee Milkmen on Saturday evening. First pitch from Shaw Park is at 6:05 p.m.