July 2, 2013 - American Association (AA) - Winnipeg Goldeyes
WINNIPEG - Winnipeg Goldeyes manager Rick Forney announced today the acquisition of veteran outfielder Ray Sadler from the Kansas City T-Bones in exchange for a player to be named later.
Sadler, 32, is in his 14th professional season and has played the last four seasons with Kansas City. In 41 games with the T-Bones this season, he hit .218 with 10 home runs, 22 RBI and eight stolen bases on nine attempts. He has a .295 batting average in 323 games at the independent level, along with 71 home runs and 268 RBI. He has hit 20 or more home runs in each of the last three seasons.
Selected by the Chicago Cubs in the 30th round of the 1999 MLB Amateur Draft, Sadler reached the Major Leagues with the Pittsburgh Pirates for three games in 2005. His first hit in the Majors was a home run against the San Francisco Giants. His professional resume includes parts of eight seasons at Double-A and four seasons at Triple-A.
The Goldeyes have also released left-handed pitcher Aaron Correa and outfielder Leonard Davis, who has elected to retire from professional baseball.
Winnipeg now has 21 players on their active roster, including 10 pitchers and 11 position players.