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Banged up Revolution add Yan, Liriano

Although no one has officially gone on the Disabled List, a few Revolution players are dealing with nagging injuries keeping them out of the lineup, others are playing through it.  It’s especially impacted the outfield – Eric Patterson’s strained quad has kept him out for a week now, and last night (May 7) Tyler Graham went down with a pulled groin.  While Graham had been playing through some pain with the groin, going from first to third in that game against Somerset is what will keep him out of the lineup for “at least a week,” according to what we’re hearing.

With catcher Patrick Arlis the only healhty bench player, that night finished with Salvador Paniagua moving to first base so Arlis could catch, and Brian Burgamy moving from first to the outfield where Mark Mason had probably not planned on using him this season.  While Jason Repko and Jeff Fiorentino are healthy, the injuries have led to the signing of OF/IF Ruddy Yan, who was released by Camden during the second week of the season to make room for long-time Rivershark and one-time Rev Chris Walker on their roster, when Walker returned from the Mexican League.  Yan was also in the Atlantic League for the duration of the 2011 season with Camden where he hit .281 in 99 games.  This is Yan’s 14th professional season, and he reached Triple-A in both the Texas Rangers and Baltimore Orioles systems.

Right-handed reliever Pedro Liriano was also moved from the inactive list to the active roster.  While Liriano had signed with York on March 25, he had visa complications traveling to Pennsylvania from his native Dominican Republic.  Those issues are no longer, and he is in town.

Atlantic League rules permit teams to carry up to 27 active players until June 1.  On that date, the roster limit falls to 25 for the remainder of the season.  While these new additions will ease the burden of injury, they also bring the Revolution roster back up to 27 after the defections of RHP Josh Judy (Angels) and OF/IF Johan Limonta (Padres).

-Paul Braverman

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