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Samson heading from Fish to Cubs affiliate

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Winnipeg Goldeyes players Mike Coles and Nate Samson chat at Shaw Park before a game in June.  Samson is expected to join the Chicago Cubs' AA affiliate in Tennessee tomorrow.

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Winnipeg Goldeyes players Mike Coles and Nate Samson chat at Shaw Park before a game in June. Samson is expected to join the Chicago Cubs' AA affiliate in Tennessee tomorrow. Photo Store

After only half a season in independent ball, one of the Winnipeg Goldeyes is already back to a big-league organization.

Goldeyes shortstop Nate Samson, 25, was plucked from the Fish by the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday. Samson played seven seasons in the Cubs organization before coming to the Goldeyes this year.

Samson is expected to join the Cubs' AA affiliate in Tennessee tomorrow.

"This is what independent baseball is all about," Goldeyes manager Rick Forney said. "We thank Nate for his service to our baseball club and wish him the best pursuing his baseball dream with the Chicago Cubs organization once again."

This is the 62nd time the Goldeyes have sold a player's contract to a Major League organization. Samson is the fourth member of the Goldeyes in the last three years to have his contract purchased mid-season.

The Goldeyes now have 21 players on their active roster, including 11 pitchers and 10 position players.

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