Revolution sign former Mariners RHP Dan Cortes
The Revolution has added a pitcher with Major League experience in two seasons. Dan Cortes is officially under contract, and will likely come out of the York bullpen. Cortes, in his ninth professional season, was primarily a starter for the first six seasons of his career but hasn’t started a game since 2010. It was that season he garnered his first MLB experience, appearing in four games out of the Seattle Mariners bullpen. He earned a larger cup of coffee in 2010, when he came out of the Seattle bullpen 10 times. Cortes, 27, has moved around a lot in his career, spending last season with the Diamondbacks and Padres organizations. He was originally with the White Sox after being selected out of high school in the seventh round of the 2005 draft. By the end of his second pro season in 2006, he was traded to the Royals, before being flipped again to the Mariners in 2009.
Cortes has posted some nice strikeout numbers in his career; he joins York with 684 career punch-outs in 732 minor league innings. He’s struck out nine in 16 Major League innings. Cortes posted five consecutive 100-strikeout seasons from 2006 to 2010 as he moved from Class A to the Majors.