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MOORHEAD, MINN. – The Winnipeg Goldeyes have sold the contract of INF Kevin Lachance to the Arizona Diamondbacks organization, the American Association announced Saturday, June 1. Lachance is the 24th American Association player to have his contract purchased by a Major League organization in 2019, and the 44th since the start of the 2018 season.
Lachance signed with the Goldeyes over the offseason after spending 2018 with the Lake Erie Crushers of the Frontier League where he it .267 with two home runs and 18 RBIs. The versatile right handed batter was off to a blistering start with Winnipeg in 2019 that included a .400/.542/.629 slash line with one home run and six RBIs in 11 games.
Lachance began his professional career in 2016 after being drafted in the 10th round of the 2016 MLB Draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers out of the University of Maryland Baltimore County. His first professional season came in 2017 at the rookie-level with the Ogden Raptors of the Pioneer League. In 50 games of affiliated ball, Lachance batted .258 with 10 stolen bases and 17 RBIs. The 24-year-old’s debut in the Diamondbacks organization will mark his first stop in affiliated ball since his time with the Raptors.