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Goldeyes’ Abercrombie Smashes American Association Record

Goldeyes’ Abercrombie Smashes American Association Record

Reggie Abercrombie
Winnipeg Goldeyes outfielder Reggie Abercrombie (JEFF MILLER PHOTO)

The Winnipeg Goldeyes may have lost Sunday’s game 4-2 to the visit Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks, but there was still a reason to celebrate.

Outfielder Reggie Abercrombie struck his 802nd base hit, breaking the American Association’s all-time hits record previously held by David Espinoza. Abercrombie tied Espinoza’s record of 801 in the bottom of the first, hammering a two-run homer over the left-field fence.

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Goldeyes Acquire Outfielder Dexter Kjerstad

Goldeyes Acquire Outfielder Dexter Kjerstad

Winnipeg Goldeyes LogoThe Winnipeg Goldeyes have acquired outfielder Dexter Kjerstad from the Kansas City T-Bones in exchange for a player to be named later.

Kjerstad hit .252 with four home runs and 30 RBI in 57 games for the T-Bones this season. The Amarillo, Texas native finished 2017 in Kansas City where he batted .379 in 17 contests.

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Winnipeg Jets Re-Sign Goaltender Connor Hellebuyck to Six-Year, $37M Deal

Winnipeg Jets Re-Sign Goaltender Connor Hellebuyck to Six-Year, $37M Deal

Connor Hellebuyck
Minnesota Wild’s Jordan Greenway (18) can’t get the puck past Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck (37) during first-period game five NHL playoff action in Winnipeg on Friday, April 20, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

The Winnipeg Jets have shown an extended interest in goaltender Connor Hellebuyck by signing him to a six-year, $37 million contract.

Hellebuyck, 25, appeared in a career-high 67 games for the Jets last season, setting single-season franchise records for wins (44), shutouts (6), and save percentage (.924). His 44 wins are the eighth most in a season in NHL history and the most by an American-born goaltender.

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