(photo courtesy of Bryan Terry – The Oklahoman)
WINNIPEG, MB – The Winnipeg Goldeyes signed right-handed pitcher Robert Tasin on Tuesday afternoon.
Tasin earned six saves over 28 relief appearances earlier this season for the Low-A South Atlantic League’s Lakewood BlueClaws (Philadelphia Phillies). The Houston, Texas native struck out 44 batters over 34.2 innings pitched. Last season, Tasin led the Short Season-A New York-Penn League with 17 saves while pitching for the Williamsport Crosscutters. The 24-year-old right-hander posted a 1.84 ERA with 24 strikeouts and only six walks in 29.1 innings of work.
Tasin was drafted by the Phillies in the 19th round in 2015 out of the University of Oklahoma (Norman, Oklahoma). During his three-year career with the Sooners, Tasin was 14-7 with three saves and a 3.44 ERA, including a 9-2 mark as a senior in 2015.
Rookie infielder Carter McEachern was placed on waivers prior to Monday’s game. McEachern cleared and is now a free agent.
The Goldeyes’ active roster currently stands at the American Association maximum of 23 players.
The Goldeyes continue their three-game series against the Gary SouthShore RailCats tonight at 7:10 p.m. All the action can be heard locally on 93.7 FM CJNU and worldwide at www.cjnu.ca
The Goldeyes return home on Tuesday, July 12th when they face the Sioux City Explorers at Shaw Park. Tickets for all Goldeyes’ home games are on sale now by calling 1-855-GOLDEYE, visiting www.goldeyes.com, or stopping by any Ticketmaster location, including the box office at Shaw Park. For information on season tickets, 10-Game Mini Packs, or group outings, call the Goldeyes’ office at (204) 982-2273.