WINNIPEG, MB – The Winnipeg Goldeyes signed right-handed pitcher Brandon Bingel on Friday.

Bingel made 17 relief appearances for the Short Season-A New York-Penn League’s West Virginia Black Bears (Pittsburgh Pirates’ organization) last year, posting an 0-2 record with a 4.88 ERA over 24.0 innings pitched.  The Peabody, Massachusetts native walked seven, struck out 15, and held right-handed hitters to a .234 average.  Bingel pitched more than 1.0 inning in seven of his 17 outings, including a season-high 3.0 innings of work on August 29th versus State College.

Bingel played three seasons of college baseball at Bryant University (Smithfield, Rhode Island) where he served as a two-way player for the Bulldogs from 2014-16.  The 23-year-old Bingel was a combined 15-8 with one save and a 3.84 ERA on the mound at Bryant, while hitting .287 with 16 home runs and 89 RBI in 151 collegiate games as a position player.  The Pirates drafted Bingel in the 22nd round in 2016, and the 5-foot-10, 185-pound righty made his professional debut later that summer, posting a 2.91 ERA for the Black Bears.  In two seasons of professional baseball, Bingel has held right-handed hitters to a .213 average (89 at bats).

In a separate transaction, left-handed pitcher Zack Dodson has signed with the Mexican League’s Sultanes de Monterrey.  Dodson was 5-7 with a 5.14 ERA and 98 strikeouts for the Goldeyes last year, and had re-signed with Winnipeg on February 23rd.

The Winnipeg Goldeyes have 28 players signed to a contract for the 2018 season.  American Association clubs may carry up to 28 players during spring training, which begins May 5th.

2018 Winnipeg Goldeyes Signings
CF Reggie Abercrombie
RHP Tyler Beardsley
1B/DH David Bergin
RHP Brandon Bingel
RHP Edwin Carl
RHP Victor Capellan
RHP Jack Charleston
OF Victor Cruzado
LHP Shane Dawson
2B Jordan Ebert
C Kevin Garcia
RHP Zach Hartman
OF Grant Heyman
LHP Kenny Mathews
3B Josh Mazzola
IF Matt McCann
LHP Kevin McGovern
RHP Cameron McVey
OF Ty Moore
OF Jonathan Moroney
RHP Marshall Pautsch
1B/OF Reynaldo Rodriguez
RHP Charle Rosario
IF Jose Sermo
SS Andrew Sohn
RHP Cody Strayer
C Gavin Stupienski
LHP Ross Vance