Revs Add Former League MVP
The York Revolution have made a pair of moves to bolster the lineup in advance of Tuesday’s series opener at Southern Maryland. The first is activating Alexi Casilla who was forced to exit Friday’s game in the third inning (ankle). That obviously helps. The second is one that no one saw coming as York has signed former Atlantic League Player of the Year, Welington Dotel to its outfield.
Dotel joins the Revs for his fourth Atlantic League season in 2018. The outfielder joins York as a career .279 hitter, including a .323 average in the Atlantic League where he has previously starred. Dotel was named Atlantic League Player of the Year in 2015 after batting .340 (T-1st) with 8 home runs, 31 doubles (T-3rd), and league-highs in hits (180), triples (13), and steals (45). Dotel followed that performance by batting .335 (2nd) in 95 games for the Bluefish in 2016. Dotel spent most of last season in the Mexican League, batting .333 for Laguna before finishing the campaign in Bridgeport. Dotel began the 2018 season with Sugar Land before being released after hitting .172 through the first eight games, and was originally a Seattle Mariners prospect, spending the first five seasons of his pro career in their farm system.
The Revs also hope to bring Jose Cuevas and Melky Mesa back from the Disabled List in the next week.