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Veteran Ricardo Gomez returns to Revolution

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As the days on the regular season tick away, it appears less likely Stephen Penney will be able to pitch again this season with a throwing shoulder ailment.  Mark Mason and Co. are still hard at work making sure the Revolution is prepared for the postseason, and have added veteran right-hander Ricardo Gomez to the roster.

Gomez, 36, is back after pitching for York in 2011 and 2012.  In 2011 Gomez appeared in 21 games out of the Revs bullpen, posting a 2.13 ERA in 25.1 innings, with 30 strikeouts and just 12 walks.  His contract was then purchased by the Brother Elephants in Taiwan, where he finished the season.  He returned to York in 2012 and appeared in 44 games, and was electric striking out 59 in 45.1 innings, for a 2.78 ERA and only 21 walks.  Gomez has spent the last two seasons pitching in the Mexican League, and ended this season with Piratas de Campeche, where he was a teammate of Johan Limonta.

The two helped Campeche into the postseason, where they lost in seven games in the opening round.  Gomez had agreed to terms to finish the season with York on August 31, but was inactive for appropriate rest following making 50 appearances in Mexico this year.  To make room for Gomez on the roster, right-hander Greg Miller was released.

-Paul Braverman

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