Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Randy Winn (96) signs with New York (AL)

Former Cougar Randy Winn signed a one year deal to play for the New York Yankees next year. This is after he played the last four and a half years in San Francisco. Last years he hit .262 in 149 games. He had his lowest hits total in a season since 2001 with Tampa Bay. He is going to be 36 years old and in his 13th major league season.

Winn started his major league career in Tampa in 1998 and played there for five seasons. In 2005 he played for both Seattle and San Francisco. Winn was an all star with the Rays in 2002.

Cougar fans will remember him for his 1996 and season with the team. In 96 he played in 130 games, hitting .270 with 139 hits. He would steal 30 bases. He would play one more seaosn in the Marlins system before going over to Tampa and playing parts of three seasons in Durham.

Randy was orignally a 3rd round pick of the Marlins in the 1995 draft. He would move to the Rays in the expansion draft. He was traded by the Rays to the Mariners in 2002 for Antonio Perez. Then in 2005 he was traded by the Mariners to the Giants for Jesse Foppers and Yorvit Torrealba.

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