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Revs shake up roster before 7-game homestand

The York Revolution made a flurry of roster moves over the last week, bringing in three new players and one returning Rev to the roster.

The first move came on June 12th when the team brought back left-handed pitcher Logan Williamson, who previously pitched for the Revs from 2015 through 2017. Williamson was a member of the championship team last season and went 6-9 with a 5.20 ERA in 129.2 innings of work. The southpaw made 26 starts and one relief appearance and struck out 49 batters. Williamson started a divisional series game on the road against Southern Maryland and earned the win, allowing just two runs in six innings with five strikeouts and no walks. Williamson has made two starts so far this season for York and has a 1-1 record. He now has 22 wins in his Revs career, the fourth-most in franchise history. With his first out in the third inning in his last start on June 18th, Williamson became the third pitcher in Revs history to reach 400 innings in a York uniform, joining Corey Thurman (980.1 innings) and Chris Cody (517.0 innings).

Three days later, the Revs added outfielder Tyson Gillies to the roster. Gillies, a former Seattle Mariners and Philadelphia Phillies prospect, joined the team after spending the 2017 season with the Ottawa Champions of the Can-Am. Association. The speedy outfielder hit .294 in 71 games with 11 HR, 50 RBI and 46 runs scored. He picked up his first RBI and run as a Rev this past weekend in Southern Maryland, and went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer in his home debut at PeoplesBank Park on June 18th.

The Revs then added right-handed pitchers James Pugliese and Devan Watts  on June 18th after the team’s eight-game road trip concluded.

Pugliese last pitched with the Double-A Tennessee Smokies in the Chicago Cubs organization before joining the Revs. He made six appearances before being released in mid-May. Pugliese, 25, went 7-2 with a 1.84 ERA and 48 strikeouts at Double-A in 2017. Opponents hit just .203 against him in 40 appearances (7 starts) over 78.1 innings. Pugliese was drafted in the 18th round in 2011 by the Cubs.

Watts comes to York after making 20 relief appearances between High-A Florida and Double-A Mississippi in the Atlanta Braves organization this season before being released. Watts, 23, went 1-2 with a 2.59 ERA in 39 relief outings between High-A and Double-A in 2017. He struck 65 out batters in 58.2 innings and had five saves. Watts was the Braves’ 17th-round draft pick in 2016.

The Revs released right-handed reliever Tyler Cravy on June 18th to make room for the team’s new additions.

Post by Michael Marcantonini
Broadcaster/Media Relations Asst.

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