David Bergin Signs with Goldeyes


WINNIPEG, MB – First baseman and designated hitter, David Bergin, has signed with the Goldeyes this week for another year.

“I’m glad David has decided to continue on with his 2018 season,” said Goldeyes’ manager Rick Forney. “David turned in one of the finest offensive seasons in Goldeyes’ history in 2017. He’s a big time run producer, and hopefully he can duplicate that success.”

Bergin had an MVP-calibre 2017 season, ranking fifth in the American Association in batting average (.323), second in doubles (33), fifth in home runs (20), sixth in RBI (77), third in on-base percentage (.430), and third in slugging percentage (.589). The Tampa, Florida native earned Postseason All-Star honours, and went on to bat .300 with three home runs and 10 RBI in nine playoff matches.

The 28-year-old Bergin has averaged 101 runs scored, 38 doubles, 32 home runs, 123 RBI, and 76 walks per 162 contests as a professional. The 6-foot-2, 235-pound Bergin ranks second in American Association history with a .549 career slugging percentage and ninth with a .413 on-base percentage (minimum 1,000 at bats for both). Bergin is also 19th on the league’s all-time home run list with 54.

The Goldeyes now have 12 players under contract for the 2018 season. American Association clubs may carry up to 28 players during spring training, which begins May 6th.

Here is a list of the 2018 Winnipeg Goldeyes Signings to date;

  • C Jesse Baker
  • 1B/DH David Bergin
  • RHP Edwin Carl
  • 2B Jordan Ebert
  • RHP Zach Hartman
  • RHP Cameron McVey
  • OF Jonathan Moroney
  • RHP Charle Rosario
  • SS Andrew Sohn
  • RHP Cody Strayer
  • LHP Josh Tols
  • RHP Jordan Wellander

The Goldeyes’ 2018 home opener is Friday, May 25th versus the Sioux Falls Canaries at Shaw Park.

David Marshal, Manitoba Post

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