The moves keep coming, as RHP Enrique Santana, fresh off another strong relief outing last night, has had his contract purchased by the New York Yankees! The hard-throwing 23-year-old has not previously been above Rookie ball, so he’ll head to extended spring training and is expected to be assigned to either High-A or Double-A (Somerset) from there. That makes five Revs players purchased by MLB clubs this season, the most since 2013. Only the 2007 and 2011 seasons have seen more (6). Melky Mesa has also been placed on the Injured List (hamstring) and is expected to be out 1-2 weeks. Game Notes here:
Well, we warned you to brace yourselves. More Mexican contract purchases today as the RBI and runs scored leaders in the Atlantic League are headed south of the border. Nellie Rodriguez and Rashad Crawford are on their way to Tijuana. The Revs have added infielders Walner Espinal and JC Encarnacion (pictured) along with catcher Lenin Rodriguez. Tonight’s game notes:
The Revs are back at it tonight looking to even the series against the Ducks after dropping the opener, and we’ve got some roster moves. INF Edwin Figuera’s contract was purchased by the Chicago Cubs during last night’s game, giving the Revs four players (three middle infielders) headed back to MLB organizations this season. The Revs have added RHP Enrique Santana to the bullpen, a veteran of two seasons in the Pirates organization. Infielder Jack Kenley (pictured) has also been signed, a former University of Arkansas star who spent two seasons in the Detroit Tigers organization. Game Notes below, including bios on the two newest acquisitions.
The Revs continue their road trip tonight to Southern Maryland where they open a three-game series against the Blue Crabs. The Revs have scored 59 runs combined in their last 4 games, and have added infielder Yan Sanchez (pictured, on defense), a former Diamondbacks prospect to the roster for tonight’s game.