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Revolution sign former O’s outfielder Jeff Fiorentino, Haveman to Inactive List

Nobody panic:  Brandon Haveman is going on the inactive list temporarily, but it’s not injury related.  He has some personal, non-injury things to handle and Etch allowed him to leave the team for a few days.  He should be back by the end of this seven-game homestand.  In the meantime, the Revs have inked Jeff Fiorentino to a deal, maybe a familiar name to area fans.

Fiorentino brings 58 games of Major League experience to the Revolution, mostly with the Baltimore Orioles. He made his Major League debut in 2005 with Baltimore, and also climbed to the big leagues again in ’06 with the Orioles. In 2008, he reached the Majors with the Oakland Athletics, before his most recent MLB stint, again with Baltimore in 2009.

The well-traveled Fiorentino has had four separate stints with the Orioles organization, shuttling back and forth between the Majors and minors. Before coming to York, he was also on his second go-round with the Athletics, playing for their Triple-A affiliate in Sacramento to begini this season. A season ago, he spent time in Double-A and Triple-A with the Braves, and in 2010 played for Hiroshima in the Japanese Major Leagues.

The ninth-year pro is a .270 hitter in big league action with a home run and 21 RBI, and has played in over 700 minor league games, with a .280 average, 84 home runs and 377 RBI upon joining the Revolution. Fiorentino played collegiately at Florida Atlantic University before being selected by Baltimore in the third round of the 2004 draft.

-Paul Braverman


2 responses

  1. tuckerstokes

    He is a good signing , not much of a big league player but in this level he could be much better than in the majors. I wish the Orioles had given him more of a chance to play in the majors

    July 13, 2012 at 12:32 pm

  2. Ron McClain

    He should be able to help us. We will miss Haveman while he is gone. Maybe when Haveman comes back Etch will do the right thing and let one of the outfielders go that haven’t produced in the 1st half of the season. We need to get better to make a run at the barnstormers!!

    July 13, 2012 at 12:47 pm

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