Addition of six-year MLB veteran RHP Tony Pena headlines July 1 roster moves
After nearly a week without a roster move, the first-half flurry resumed for the York Revolution as the calendar flipped to July. Starter Anthony Lerew was placed on the inactive list with a leg injury that will sideline him for the remainder of the season. More details about his injury will be shared later. Lerew was replaced on the active roster by infielder Bryan Pounds, who is ready to return from a knee injury which had kept him out since June 23. Reliever Santo Manzanillo retired after just two appearances with York, and none at home. To fill that vacant roster spot, the Revolution has signed right-hander Tony Pena, a veteran of six Major League seasons.
Pena, 33, has 313 MLB appearances (380 innings) between 2006 and 2011 with the Diamondbacks and the White Sox. He has eight Major League saves, and appeared in a career-high 75 and 72 games for Arizona in 2007 and 2008, after making his MLB debut in 2006 (25 games). In 2010 with Chicago, Pena was in more a of a long role, throwing a MLB career-high 100.2 innings in 52 appearances, which included the only three big league starts of his career. Last season, Pena made 69 appearances in the Mexican League and saved 27 games for Laguna. Pena made the rare professional debut at Double-A in 2004 at age 22, a short journey to his Major League debut just two seasons later. He was first signed as an international free agent by the Diamondbacks in 2002.