WINNIPEG, MB – The Winnipeg Goldeyes sold the contract of infielder Andrew Sohn to the Chicago Cubs’ organization on Thursday afternoon.
Sohn (pronounced SONE) was signed by Winnipeg on April 6th after spending the previous three seasons in the St. Louis Cardnials’ farm system. Sohn hit .205 with three home runs and 23 RBI last year between the High-A Florida State League’s Palm Beach Cardinals and the Double-A Texas League’s Springfield Cardinals. Sohn was originally drafted by St. Louis in the sixth round in 2014 out of Western Michigan University. Sohn is the fourth Goldeye to have his contract purchased by a Major League organization in 2017, and the 70th in franchise history.
Additionally, left-handed pitcher Kyle Anderson has been claimed off waivers by the Lincoln Saltdogs. Anderson was 3-1 with one save and a 3.44 ERA in 73.1 innings pitched for the Goldeyes in 2016.
The Goldeyes’ now have 26 players signed to a contract for the 2017 season. American Association clubs may carry up to 28 players during spring training, which begins May 6th.
The Winnipeg Goldeyes open the 2017 season on May 18th on the road against the expansion Cleburne Railroaders. The Goldeyes’ 2017 home opener is Monday, May 29th versus the Sioux Falls Canaries at Shaw Park. Season tickets, 10-game mini packs, and group outings for the 2017 season are on sale now. For more information, call the Goldeyes’ office at (204) 982-BASE, or visit the Goldeyes’ official website at www.goldeyes.com