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Chad Tracy to join Revolution, play first base

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It appears the Revolution’s quest to find a replacement at first base for Brian Burgamy has concluded.  While Andy Marte has filled in admirably, his natural position is third and the coaching staff would like to see him stay at third.  Although Mark Teahen did have some games at first during his time in the Majors, he’s been forced into corner outfield duty for York.

It is likely that Chad Tracy will join the club for the weekend series at home against Southern Maryland.  This is not the Chad Tracy that plays for the Washington Nationals.  This Chad Tracy is actually the son of former Dodgers, Pirates and Rockies manager Jim Tracy.

Tracy played for the Colorado Springs Sky Sox last season, the Rockies Triple-A club.  In 133 games he put together a solid season of .269, 12 home runs and 82 RBI.  A season before for Round Rock, the Rangers top affiliate, he drove in a career high 109 runs in 134 games, while mashing 26 home runs.  The home run total tied a career high, as in 2009 at Double-A Frisco Tracy also hit 26 with 107 RBI in 136 games.  A workhorse, Tracy has played in 130 games or more in five of his seven professional seasons.

He was selected by Texas in the 3rd round (88th overall) of the 2006 draft out of Pepperdine University.  Tracy has 123 professional home runs on his resume upon joining the Revolution.

-Paul Braverman

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