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DePaula to Mexican League, Revolution sign former Oriole Brad Bergesen


RHP Julio DePaula’s return to York wound up being short-lived, as his contract has been purchased by the Tijuana Toros of the Mexican League.  In nine games this year with the Revolution, he threw nine and a third innings, allowing 10 hits and four earned runs to go with nine strikeouts and three walks.  He converted two saves.

Right-hander Brad Bergesen has been signed in DePaula’s place.  Bergesen, who has pitched in four Major League seasons between 2009 and 2012 with Baltimore and Arizona, has 102 MLB appearances, and 59 starts.  He will be a reliever with the Revs, at least to begin.

Bergesen, 29, was a significant part of the Orioles rotation for two seasons however, after his call-up from Triple-A Norfolk in 2009.  He finished that season making 19 starts for the O’s in his MLB debut, posting a 7-5 record and a 3.43 ERA.  The following season in 2010, he made 30 appearances for Baltimore, and 28 starts.  Bergesen’s most recent Major League time came in 2012, where he posted a 3.64 ERA in 19 games and 29.2 innings out of the Diamondbacks bullpen.  He was originally a fourth round draft pick (109th overall) by the Orioles in 2004.

As a minor leaguer, Bergesen holds a career 40-28 record and a 3.68 ERA, in 122 games and 99 starts.  2015 is his 11th pro season.

-Paul Braverman

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