The York Revolution made a handful of roster moves before Friday’s game with Southern Maryland, including re-signing outfielder Alonzo Harris and first baseman Telvin Nash, two key contributors to last season’s championship team. (more…)
The Revs continue to fine-tune their 2018 roster now almost two weeks into the season’s second half. The team’s newest additions are left-handed pitcher Mike McGee and infielder Henry Castillo.
McGee joins the Revs after starting the 2018 season with the Westside Wolly Mammoths of the USPBL. He went 1-0 with a 2.38 ERA and one save in 11 appearances. He struck out 18 batters and allowed only seven hits over 11.1 innings. McGee has previously spent time in the Cincinnati Reds organization. The 25-year-old is a native of Drexel Hill, PA and pitched collegiately at the University of Buffalo.
The Revs were in the market for another left-handed reliever to join Luke Westphal in the bullpen now that lefty Robert Carson is in the starting rotation and lefty Pat McCoy has been released. McGee gave up one run in one and one-third innings of work in his team debut on Thursday, July 19th in Lancaster.
Meanwhile, Castillo comes to York after a brief stint with the Dominican Republic guest team in the Can-Am Association. Castillo, 23, began his professional career in 2013 as an 18-year-old for the Arizona Diamondbacks’ Dominican Summer League team. Castillo spent the entire 2015 season at Low-A Kane County and batted .315 with three home runs, 16 doubles and 32 RBI in 79 games. He spent all of 2016 and 2017 at High-A Visalia, playing over 100 games in both seasons while hitting a combined 18 home runs and 61 doubles with 111 RBI.
The Revs were looking to bolster their infield with a versatile defender and found that in Castillo, who mainly played second base in the Diamondbacks system, but also saw time at third base and shortstop.
Infielder Zach Wilson, who battled groin and shoulder injuries this season, was released to make room on the roster for the new additions. Wilson hit .250 with four home runs, 13 doubles and 24 RBI in 49 games while playing both corner infield positions.
Post by Michael Marcantonini
Broadcaster/Media Relations Asst.
York Revolution right-handed pitcher Devan Watts’ contract has been purchased by the Chicago White Sox organization, it was announced today. Watts will report to Advanced-A Winston-Salem in the Carolina League.
Meanwhile, Atlantic League All-Star catcher/first baseman Isaias Tejeda has returned to the Revs for a third season, joining the club for its second half chase. (more…)
The Revs have brought back right-handed reliever Michael Click for a third season in York, making his signing official on Saturday afternoon. Click returns to the Revs after beginning the 2018 campaign in Germany, and made his season debut in York with a 1-2-3 inning in Saturday night’s home game against the Ducks. (more…)
The York Revolution announced the signing of World Series champion and no-hitter artist Jonathan Sanchez on Saturday morning, in advance of the team’s day-night doubleheader against the Somerset Patriots. The left-handed Sanchez made his Revs debut in game one of the twinbill. (more…)
The York revolution continue to alter their 2018 roster because of injuries. The Revs added infielder Nick King last week and catcher Roger Alfredo Guedez Diaz this week.
The Revs needed some infield depth while Zach Wilson, who was placed on the disabled list this week, was playing through a groin injury, and they got it in the form of 24-year-old infielder Nick King. A native of Palm Springs, California, King spent the last two seasons in the Pittsburgh Pirates farm system, reaching as high as High-A in 2017, while also playing four games with Schaumburg in the Frontier League in 2016. He hit .185 with 9 RBI in 40 games between three different levels in 2017. King played his college ball at the University of Georgia.
The Revs signed Diaz for catching depth now that Tyler Clark has been sidelined for a few days with a bruised hand. Diaz joins the Revs after starting the 2018 season with the Plattsburgh RedBirds of the Empire League. In 2017, Diaz hit .279 with 18 RBI in 36 games for the Aguada Explorers. He had more walks (13) than strikeouts (10). Diaz, 27, played his college ball at Grambling State University.
Five York Revolution alumni are making headlines in affiliated ball and Mexico after stints in York ranging from three years to a little over a month. Here’s an update on the group of former Revs standouts.
Long-time Revs lefty arm Edward Paredes was recently called up from Triple-A to the Major League level with the Los Angeles Dodgers for the second time in 2018. He made one appearance for the Dodgers on May 3rd, throwing 0.2 scoreless innings before being sent down, but was recalled during the first week of June. Paredes has logged 4.2 shutout innings over seven appearances with seven strikeouts, no walks and only one hit allowed since his second promotion.
He earned a hold on June 7th and wins on June 12th against the Rangers and June 19th on the road against the Cubs in Game 1 of a double-header. He also pitched in Game 2 of the double-header that day. Paredes, 31, made his Major League debut with the Dodgers on July 24th, 2017. Paredes spent time in York from 2013-2015, making 131 total appearances in a Revs uniform.
Ross Detwiler is off to a solid start at Triple-A Tacoma in the Seattle Mariners organization. He threw two scoreless innings with three strikeouts out of the bullpen in his team debut, before moving into the starting rotation. In his last two starts he’s gone 6.0 and 6.1 innings, respectively, and allowed just two earned runs in each start, earning the win in his most recent outing. Detwiler made six starts for the Revs in 2018, going 3-1 with a 2.70 ERA, while striking out 11 batters in his final start before signing with the Mariners at the end of May.
Zac Grotz, the second member of the Revs to have his contact purchased this season, made a statement in his first outing for Single-A Columbia in the New York Mets organization. Grotz worked 7.2 innings allowing just two runs with eight strikeouts and no walks, earning the win on over Hagerstown on June 15th. The 25-year-old right-hander was 2-1 with a 2.53 ERA in seven appearances (four starts) for the Revs in 2018 and threw a complete-game shutout with eight strikeouts on May 24th at Lancaster.
Former Revs left-handed pitcher Jared Martin was recently promoted to Triple-A Nashville in the Oakland Athletics organization. Martin, who signed with the A’s in the offseason, was 1-2 with a 4.79 ERA over 20.2 innings in 16 games with Double-A Midland at the time of his promotion. Martin has tossed 3.2 innings over three relief appearances so far at Triple-A. The California native posted a microscopic 0.98 ERA in 18 relief appearances with 27 strikeouts and only nine hits allowed for the Revs early in the 2017 season before having his contract picked up by the San Francisco Giants organization.
Alonzo Harris, last year’s Atlantic League Player of the Year, is having an excellent season playing in the Mexican League. The speedy outfielder is batting .301 with eight home runs, 22 RBI and an .844 OPS in 48 games for Los Tigres de Quintana Roo. He has eight doubles, one triple and is 13-for-18 in stolen base attempts. Harris tore it up for the Revs last season, finishing the regular season with a .315 batting average, 23 home runs, 73 RBI, 28 doubles, 31 stolen bases and 89 runs scored in 114 games. He also had a .381 on-base percentage and .912 OPS. In the postseason, Harris had two homers and five RBI, helping the Revs win their third Atlantic League title.
Post by Michael Marcantonini
Broadcaster/Media Relations Asst.