Revs order up a balanced serving of signings, inking starter, reliever, and outfielder
The York Revolution continue to put the pieces in place for the 2014 season, signing starting pitcher Alain Quijano while re-signing reliever Edward Paredes and outfielder Ruddy Yan. The signings were officially announced today by manager Mark Mason, bringing the total number of players signed for the upcoming season to seven.
Quijano makes the jump to the Atlantic League after pitching in the American Association the past three seasons. Prior to that, the lefty spent time in the Frontier and Northern Leagues. The 31-year-old spent last season with Gary SouthShore where he posted a career-high in victories, going 12-7 with a 4.05 ERA in 21 starts for the RailCats. He was a teammate of recently signed reliever Billy Spottiswood. A native of Des Moines, IA, Quijano is 39-43 with a 4.47 ERA over the course of his seven-year pro career.
Paredes returns to the Revolution bullpen where he went 2-2 with a 2.96 ERA in 33 appearances last season. The 27-year-old lefty joined the Revs last May after beginning the year with Double-A Akron in the Cleveland Indians organization. Paredes would become a go-to option for Mason, allowing just two earned runs over his final 19 appearances. The Dominican native spent his first six seasons in the Seattle Mariners organization, reaching Triple-A Tacoma in 2010 and 2011.
Yan also returns after originally being signed as a reserve outfielder last season. Soon after his signing, he was thrust into an everyday role as the Revs’ primary centerfielder, batting .242 in 115 games played, the third highest total on the team. Yan supplied the Revs with solid defense, posting consecutive game errorless streaks of 41 games and 58 games during the season.
The 31-year-old enters his 15th pro season in 2014. Originally signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1999, Yan reached the Triple-A level in the Texas Rangers and Baltimore Orioles farm systems, and also played in the Chicago White Sox organization where he stole 88 bases for Winston-Salem in 2002. He first played in the Atlantic League with Camden in 2011, batting .281 with 26 stolen bases, and spent the 2012 season in the North American League with Rio Grande Valley where he batted .356. The Dominican native is a career .283 hitter with 447 stolen bases.
The 2014 season begins on April 24 when the Revs host the Camden Riversharks at Santander Stadium. Full-season plans and mini plans ranging from 10 games to 45 games, as well as various voucher packages and gift cards are on-sale now. Individual game tickets are also now available online at YorkRevolution.com.