News and Notes
The Revs are expecting to announce more player signings (maybe as many as three!!!) before the end of the week, but in the meantime, a few odds and ends to pass along…
Derrick Gordon, who joined the Revs’ rotation during the second half last season after opening the year with Sugar Land, has opted to retire from playing. He is coaching high school baseball back home in Texas. Gordon was one of the most fun guys to be around on the team last year, and got off to a great start with York, when he allowed one run and only one run in each of his first three starts. He ended up 5-3 with a 4.02 ERA in 12 starts with York and joins Brandon Haveman and Scott Grimes as members of the 2012 playoff roster who have recently announced their retirement from playing.
Another pitcher from last year’s team, Ryan Feierabend, appeared in a Major League spring training game with the Texas Rangers yesterday. He did allow one run in one inning in a 14-8 slugfest loss to the White Sox, but from what we had heard, he was heading to the Rangers organization to likely start the year at Double-A and essentially start over within that organization, so an appearance in a Major League spring training game certainly isn’t a bad sign for him. We’ll continue to track his path.
Baseball Prospectus announced its top 101 prospect list yesterday, and former Revs lefty Jesus Sanchez’ son, Dorssys Paulino, has made the list. The 18-year-old is ranked 96th overall, 13th among shortstops, third in the Cleveland Indians’ organization, and fourth among 18-year-olds.
And last but not least, former Revs third baseman Jeff Eure (2009) was inducted into the PIAA District 3 Wrestling Hall of Fame over the weekend at the District 3 finals in Hershey. The Upper Dauphin High School product is now a high school teacher in Utah and also coaches varsity baseball and varsity wrestling. His father Miles Eure, who was a regular Revs radio listener during Jeff’s time in York, accepted the award on Jeff’s behalf.