WINNIPEG - Winnipeg Goldeyes manager Rick Forney announced today the acquisition of outfielder Ryan Scoma from the Rockland Boulders of the CanAm League in exchange for future considerations. Scoma has been signed to a contract for the 2013 season.
Scoma, 25, played in 99 games with Rockland last season, hitting .310 with 13 home runs and 59 RBI. The left-handed batter also stole 13 bases and had 39 extra-base hits.
"He's a good athletic outfielder," Forney said. "He possesses a lot of tools that you don't really see on an everyday basis in independent baseball. He's an above average defender as a corner outfielder, has an above average throwing arm and a left-handed stick with some legitimate pop in our league. He has the ability to steal bags, as well. I think he has the ability to be an impact player to our line up."
Prior to joining Rockland last season, Scoma, a product of San Carlos, Calif. played in the San Francisco Giants organization for three seasons where he was teammates will fellow Goldeyes outfielder Josh Mazzola. He was drafted by the Giants in the 36th round of the 2009 MLB amateur draft.
The Goldeyes now have 24 players signed for the 2013 season, including 14 pitchers and 10 position players. American Association teams open training camp on May 4 and, under league rules, can have 28 players on their roster during training camp.