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Rick Zagone released, Zack Segovia added

Zack Segovia

Zack Segovia during his only Major League start and his only MLB appearance with the Phillies, on April 8, 2007 at the Marlins.

Following the swapping of a pair of position players on July 25, the Revolution have done the same on the pitching side.  Lefty Rick Zagone has been released in favor of right-hander Zack Segovia.

Segovia has nine games of Major League experience; one start with the Phillies in 2007 and eight more appearances in relief in 2009 with the Nationals.  The journeyman has played for five different organizations the last five seasons (Tigers, Brewers, Yankees, Nationals, Phillies).  Segovia began his career as a starter in the Phillies organization, after being drafted by Philadelphia in the second round of the 2002 draft.  By the end of his time with the Nationals he was strictly a reliever, and then made 44 appearances out of the bullpen for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees) in 2010, then 45 relief appearances for Triple-A Nashville (Brewers) in 2011 and did not make a start in either season.

He made another run at starting a season ago, with 12 starts for Double-A Erie (Tigers).  In 10 professional seasons upon joining the Revolution, Segovia, 30, has 284 total appearances, 130 starts and 12 saves.

Meanwhile Zagone exits the club after nine appearances and eight starts, posting a 5.92 ERA in 41 innings.  He struck out 23 and walked 20.

-Paul Braverman


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