Gause Added to Bullpen, Corpas Released
The York Revolution have added another bullpen arm, acquiring RHP Jay Gause who will be active for tonight’s series opener at Somerset. The 6’2, 260-pounder brings another power arm to the ‘pen, as he looks to restart his professional career. In a related move, the Revs have released MLB veteran Manny Corpas.
The 25-year-old Gause was a 10th round draft pick of the Houston Astros in 2014, but spent just one season in the Astros farm system, pitching for the Tri-City ValleyCats in the New York-Penn League. Early in his pro career, Gause was known to light up the radar gun, but with a stroke of bad timing, the Shallotte, NC native experienced dead arm shortly after his pro career had just begun.
Gause would eventually spend time pitching in Puerto Rico, and began this season in the second-year United Shore Professional Baseball League in the Detroit area. The USPBL is where Hawtin Buchanan spent the 2016 season, remaking his delivery, and is a developmental league for young players, featuring four teams that all play at the same ballpark, Jimmy John’s Field, which regularly attracts packed crowds for doubleheaders involving the four squads. Gause was pitching for the Eastside Diamond Hoppers to begin the campaign.
After a solid 2016 season with York, Corpas posted a 6.23 ERA in 12 appearances with the Revs, allowing 18 hits in 8.2 innings.