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Outfielder Shannon Wilkerson added to roster

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Another new face has been added to the Revolution roster, as the Atlantic League nears the June 1 cut-down to 25 active players.  The rights to outfielder Shannon Wilkerson were acquired on May 19 from the St. Paul Saints of the American Association for a player to be named later.  Wilkerson was officially signed on May 22.

A seventh-year pro, Wilkerson had spent his entire career in the Boston Red Sox organization, drafted in the eighth round in 2009.  He ascended as high as Triple-A Pawtucket last season for 25 games, spending the majority of the past three years at Double-A Portland.  Last season, Wilkerson appeared in a career-high 130 games between Pawtucket and Portland, and drove in a career-high 49 runs combined in both stops.  He bats right-handed; his only Major League time with the Red Sox came in spring training games.

To make room for Wilkerson on the roster, reserve/emergency catcher Sandy DeLeon was released, with Luis De La Cruz back from his sprained ankle.

More transactions will be coming with the roster cut-down looming.  With the Revolution on the road at Camden May 27-30 and at Long Island on May 31-June 2, it wouldn’t be a surprise if the roster is trimmed to 25 before York leaves for that trip, following the conclusion of a seven-game homestand May 25 against Somerset.  May 26 is an off day.

-Paul Braverman

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