Goetzman signed a minor-league contract with the Cardinals, Baseball America reports. During the 2017 season with the Rays' organization, Goetzman progressed from rookie-league Princeton all the way to Triple-A Durham. In his 17 games with Durham, the 25-year-old slashed .314/.342/.429. Goetzman will likely begin the year at Triple-A Memphis, though a strong start to the season could put him in consideration for a callup at some point this summer.
Goetzman was brought up to Triple-A Durham on Friday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. The 24-year-old has moved very slowly through the Rays' system, but he'll head up a level after Shane Peterson was called up to the big leagues. Goetzman still projects as an organizational depth piece until he can consistently hit upper-level pitching.
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