WINNIPEG – Former Major League outfielder Willy Garcia re-signed with The Winnipeg Goldeyes on Monday.
Garcia hit .310 with 58 runs scored, 23 doubles, 17 home runs, and 73 RBI in 86 games for the Goldeyes last season. The Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic native, 27-year-old outfielder amassed three hitting streaks of nine or more games, and went back-to-back games without a base hit just twice all season.
Garcia also led the American Association with three grand slam home runs, which are the most by any player in a single season since the Goldeyes joined the league in 2011.
“I’m pleased to announce that Willy is returning,” said Goldeyes’ manager Rick Forney. “He had a great season for us, providing a run-producing presence in the middle of our order. Willy is also a great defender that possesses the best outfield arm in the league.”
In late-July, Garcia represented the Dominican Republic at the Pan-Am Games in Lima, Peru where he contributed three runs, a home run, and five RBI in four tournament contests.
The Winnipeg Goldeyes open the 2020 season on May 19th on the road against the Cleburne Railroaders. The Goldeyes’ 2020 home opener is on Tuesday, May 26th versus the St. Paul Saints.
(PHOTO CREDIT – goldeyes.com)