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Former White Sox reliever Leyson Septimo added


The Revolution has signed former White Sox reliever Leyson Septimo, and there is no corresponding roster move at the moment; York has 27 active players.  Atlantic League clubs are permitted 27 active until June 1, when it then must be 25 for the remainder of the season.  Septimo adds some left-handed bullpen depth with fellow southpaw Edward Paredes beginning the season on the inactive list with elbow tendinitis.

Septimo appeared in 21 Major League games with the White Sox in 2012, after beginning the season with top notch numbers at Triple-A Charlotte that year.  He struck out 43 in 34 innings there, posting a 1.31 ERA in 24 appearances.  As a match-up lefty in the big leagues, Septimo still struck out a batter an inning, posting 14 punch outs in 14.1 innings in 21 appearances for Chicago.

The Dominican Republic native was originally a signee of the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2005, and also reached Triple-A in that organization, in 2010.  Septimo is one of 11 players on the current Revolution roster with MLB experience.  He spent the past spring training with the Atlanta Braves, and joins Shawn Teuful and Joe Harris as lefties out of the York pen.

-Paul Braverman


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