Winnipeg Goldeyes manager Rick Forney announced today the signing of 2013 American Association Player of the Year and infielder C.J. Ziegler to a contract for the 2015 season. Ziegler, 29, was the American Associations Player of the Year and Baseball Americas Independent Player of the Year in 2013 while playing for the Wichita Wingnuts. He played last season with the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs of the Atlantic League, hitting .276 with 17 home runs and 79 RBI in 132 games. C.J. is a big addition to our club, Forney said. With Casey Haerther signing with the Orioles, it put us in the market for a first baseman and obviously were always looking for a big middle-of-the-order presence. C.J.s been a big run producer throughout his career and I really admire the way he goes about his business. Hes a true professional and I cant wait to see him in that Goldeyes uniform driving in some big runs for us. Ziegler played in all 100 games with the Wingnuts in 2013. He led the league with 30 home runs, 99 RBI, and 245 total bases, while hitting .318. He also finished third in the AA with 32 doubles and fourth in runs with 81. In addition to his player of the year accolades, Ziegler was the American Associations All-Star First Baseman and Pointstreak Batter of the Week twice during the season. The season he put together two years ago with Wichita was arguably one of the best seasons ever in independent baseball history, Forney said. Hopefully he can repeat a little bit of that magic he had two years ago and help lead us to a championship. Prior to joining Wichita for the 2012 season, Ziegler suited up in the North American League with Lake County and Calgary. He was named the leagues all-star first baseman after batting .335 with 24 home runs and 79 RBI in 80 games. His first season in independent baseball was in the Frontier League with Traverse City in 2010. 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