Winnipeg Goldeyes Sign Sohn and Ebert


WINNIPEG, MB – Baseball season is approaching and The Winnipeg Goldeyes are busy putting together another Championship Team.

Yesterday the Goldeyes re-signed shortstop Andrew Sohn and second baseman Jordan Ebert on Monday.

Sohn was voted to the American Association’s Postseason All-Star Team last year after hitting .302 with 11 home runs and 45 RBI in 96 games. The Royal Oak, Michigan native tied for first in the league with 88 runs scored and ranked tied for seventh with 30 stolen bases in 36 attempts. On the defensive side, Sohn led all American Association shortstops with 425 total chances.

“I’m really pleased to announce the return of both Andrew and Jordan,” said Goldeyes’ manager Rick Forney. “Both players were very important pieces in our championship run. Andrew is coming off a fantastic season that saw him named to the Postseason All-Star Team. He has a dynamic offensive skill set, and I’m hoping he can repeat his success.”

Ebert was signed by the Goldeyes in April before having his contract purchased by the Colorado Rockies’ organization on the first day of spring training. After playing in two games for the Rookie Pioneer League’s Grand Junction Rockies, Ebert returned to the Goldeyes in late-June and hit .316 with two home runs and 13 RBI in 48 contests. The Foley, Alabama native added 24 runs, eight doubles, four stolen bases, and produced a .372 on-base percentage. Defensively, Ebert committed just six errors in 44 games at second base while helping turn 18 double plays.

“Jordan is a really good baseball player,” said Forney. “He was tearing up the league before he suffered the hamstring injury in Gary that derailed his season a little bit. I’m really excited to see what he can do over a full, injury-free year.”

The Goldeyes now have 11 players under contract for the 2018 season. American Association clubs may carry up to 28 players during spring training, which begins May 6th.

David Marshal, Manitoba Post with files from Winnipeg Goldeyes

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