Brian Goodwin was slated to start his fifth game for his new team on Wednesday when the Cincinnati Reds played the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field in Wednesday’s late game.
Goodwin, the Rocky Mount High graduate who was traded from the Los Angeles Angels to Cincinnati at the Aug. 31 trade deadline, has three hits including a double with the Reds.
The former first-round pick also has a walk and three stolen bases without being caught through seven games with the National League Central Division club. Goodwin had just one stolen base with the Angels.
The 29-year-old outfielder also showed off his defensive abilities to his new teammates in a win on Saturday when he made a terrific catch while playing center field.
With the bases loaded and one out, Goodwin ranged into right-center field and made a reaching catch at full-speed to rob a sure double from Pirates’ outfielder Gregory Polanco. The catch saved a run and helped the Reds to a 6-2 victory.
Goodwin has played center field in every game for the Reds except his first appearance with the club when he played right field.
The left-handed batter has a .234 batting average, with 26 hits, 17 RBIs, 12 runs scored and four home runs throughout the 2020 season.