Revs sign outfielder Nick Ferdinand
25-year-old outfielder and Bensalem, Pennsylvania native Nick Ferdinand is now under contract with the Revolution.
Ferdinand was drafted by the Phillies following a star-studded collegiate career at the University of Delaware, where he hit .330 in three seasons. His senior season at UD in 2013 he batted .362 with 15 home runs and 61 RBI. Ferdinand’s production at Delaware rose all three years he was there, driving in 30 and 47 runs in 2011 and 2012.
The third-year pro spent the rest of 2013 with the Phillies in the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League, and spent time last season at Class A Lakewood in the South Atlantic League and A-Advanced Clearwater in the Florida State League.
To make room for Ferdinand, York has released outfielder Willie Cabrera. In 21 games with the Revs, Cabrera batted .203 with five RBI. His lone extra-base hit was a double.