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Josh Judy’s contract purchased by Angels

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Revolution reliever Josh Judy will depart York for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim organziation, after his contract was purchased on Thursday.  Judy, who appeared in 12 games for the Cleveland Indians in 2011 before spending all of last season at Triple-A Louisville with the Reds, is headed to Double-A Arkansas.  Considering his Major League and Triple-A time though, his stay there should only be temporary with a promotion to Triple-A Salt Lake coming soon.  That according to Revolution Baseball Operations Manager Andrew Ball who finalized the deal this morning.  It’s the first time the Angels organization has signed a Revolution player.

This transaction comes as no surprise.  With Judy being clocked as high as 93-94 on the gun throughout spring camp and the early part of the season, the Revolution were braced for his departure.  You can’t throw 94 mile an hour strikes for long and not have the next opportunity present itself.  The official press release is after the jump:

JOSH JUDY SIGNED BY LOS ANGELES ANGELS OF ANAHEIM
Reliever is first member of 2013 Revs roster to sign with Major League organization

The contract of York Revolution right-handed reliever Josh Judy has been purchased by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, it was announced today.  Judy is the first member of the 2013 Revs roster to sign with a Major League organization this season.

Judy, 27, needed just four appearances with York to catch the attention of the Angels organization.  He allowed only one run on three hits over 4.0 innings with the Revs, walking one and striking out five.  Judy earned the win in his last appearance on Saturday at Bridgeport, and began the season by retiring all seven batters faced over his first two outings.

“I’m very happy for Josh,” stated Revs manager Mark Mason.  “He’s very deserving of this opportunity and I wish him the best.”

The 6’4 righty will look to become the fifth Revs alumni to make it to the Major Leagues after playing in York.  Judy appeared in 12 big league games for the Cleveland Indians during the 2011 season, and has spent all or parts of the last three seasons at the Triple-A level.  Entering the 2013 season, Judy owns a career minor league record of 28-10 with 42 saves and a 3.54 ERA in six professional seasons.

-PB & DH

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