Goodwin begins his first season with the Ducks and 12th in professional baseball. The outfielder spent parts of six seasons in the Major Leagues with the Washington Nationals (2016-18), Kansas City Royals (2018), Los Angeles Angels (2019-20), Cincinnati Reds (2020) and Chicago White Sox (2021). In 429 MLB games, he batted .244 with 50 home runs, 158 RBIs, 177 runs, 304 hits, 79 doubles, seven triples, 23 stolen bases and a .757 OPS. The Charlotte resident also played during two MLB postseasons, appearing in one game during the 2017 National League Division Series with the Nationals against the Cubs and two games during the 2020 National League Wild Card Series against the Braves.
The 32-year-old split the 2022 seasons with Leones de Yucatan of the Mexican League and the Wei Chuan Dragons of the Chinese Professional Baseball League in Taiwan. In 58 games combined, he hit .242 with six homers, 30 RBIs, 26 runs, 52 hits, 11 doubles and a .691 OPS. Previously, the University of North Carolina and Miami Dade Community College alum was named an MiLB.com Organization All-Star with the Nationals in his rookie season of 2012 after batting .280 with 14 homers, 52 RBIs, 64 runs, 26 doubles, two triples, 18 steals and an .852 OPS with Single-A Hagerstown and Double-A Harrisburg. Goodwin was originally selected by the Nationals in the first round (34th overall) of the 2011 amateur draft.