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Khan signs on to help coach U of M Bisons

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FORMER Blue Bomber Obby Khan will be spending some quality time at Investors Group Field this upcoming football season.

Not only is the 32-year-old retired centre readying to open a second location of his Shawarma Khan restaurant at the stadium, but he's also signed up to help coach the University of Manitoba Bisons football team, the Bisons indicated in a press release on Monday.

The team will release more details about the volunteer position at a press conference today. Khan had agreed to help out Bisons offensive-line coach Terry Watson last year, before he came out of a short CFL retirement to join the injury-riddled Calgary Stampeders in August. The Stamps released him in March.

In January, Khan opened up Shawarma Khan in the Exchange District, dishing out pitas and other Middle Eastern delicacies.

Goldeyes add "big bat"

THE Winnipeg Goldeyes were busy filling out their roster for the 2013 season by adding three new position players on Monday.

Infielders Casey Haerther and Garrett Rau and outfielder Nick Liles will join the Fish this year, the club announced. The Goldeyes have especially high hopes for 25-year-old Haerther, who was a fifth-round draft pick of the Los Angeles Angels in 2009, and is coming off four pro seasons in that team's system.

Last year, the California product hit .271 with 10 home runs and 56 RBI in 124 games with the Texas League's Double-A Arkansas. Goldeyes manager Rick Forney said the Fish will look to get him in the action at first and third base, calling him a "big bat, middle-of-the-lineup type of hitter."

Liles also played four seasons in affiliated baseball, after being picked in the seventh round of the 2009 draft by the San Francisco Giants. He batted .259 with 20 RBI in 90 games for the Eastern League's Richmond last season.

Rau, 24, is a former pitcher in the Boston Red Sox organization, but switched to position play with the Amarillo Sox a year ago. He played 89 games with Amarillo last year, filling in at every infield position except for catcher.

-- staff

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition April 2, 2013 C4

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