The York Revolution have re-signed power hitting first baseman Telvin Nash, who will be active for tonight’s series opener against the Bluefish (6:30 p.m. at PeoplesBank Park). Nash returns to the Revs where over parts of two seasons, he has batted .272 with a .389 OBP and 28 home runs in only 118 games, becoming the second-fastest in franchise history to reach his home run total behind only former Revs all-time home run leader Chris Nowak. (more…)
The Revs have signed third baseman Chase Simpson, as York wraps up first half play with a three game series against the Sugar Land Skeeters, Friday. Simpson is in his fourth professional season, originally drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 14th Round of 2014 out of Wichita State University. The switch hitting third baseman was named an MiLB organization all-star with the Jamestown Jammers after his first professional season, and was a mid-season all-star in 2015 with the West Virginia Power, where he reached career-highs in home runs (11) and RBI (68). The Dallas, TX native began his season in Double-A, Altoona, before joining the Revs.
The Revs also signed catcher Jay Carp last week, after Derik Capitillo was forced to leave the team for personal reasons. Carp joins the Revolution for his second professional season, after playing for Utica in the United Shore Professional Baseball League last year. The 22-year-old turned pro after playing at Chaffey College in his home state of California.
The York Revolution have added OF Dayron Varona and RHP Waldis Joaquin in advance of Wednesday’s game vs. Southern Maryland. Varona will make his debut in left field on Wednesday while Joaquin joins the Revolution bullpen. The team released OF Derrick Robinson and RHP Luis Guzman.
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 big news from this past weekend was the addition of RHP Luis Guzman who makes his Revolution debut in game one of Tuesday’s doubleheader vs. New Britain, as well as the release of second-year DH Joel Guzman. The signing of Luis Guzman provides plenty of intrigue as the Revs embark on a stretch of 29 games in 28 days that will take the team through the conclusion of the first half and into the All-Star Break.
It has been an eventful week for the York Revolution, capped off last night with manager Mark Mason winning his 300th game as skipper of the Revs. Mason began his time at York as pitching coach for Andy Etchebarren in 2010, and surpassed his predecessor’s win total last season, picking up victory 238 on June 17th against Bridgeport.
Left handed reliever Jarret Martin was signed by the San Francisco Giants on Friday night. He will pitch for their AAA affiliate, the Sacramento River Cats, but if Martin picks up where he left off with the Revs, it may not be long before he joins the big league ball club. Martin had gone thirteen consecutive outings without allowing an earned run, recording saves in his last three appearances, and stuck out twenty in his last 10.1 innings pitched. He has also walked just one batter over his last six outings.
The Revs also announced the return of Ricardo Gomez this week. Last season Gomez led the team making 49 appearances, and posted a 2.31 ERA. Gomez is the Revs all-time ERA leader with a 2.34 mark in four seasons with the Revs. He began the year in Mexico, making 14 appearances for Leon.
Joining Gomez on the staff is a young right hander Chris Dula. Dula was originally drafted by Rangers in 2013 and played in their system since, reaching Single-A. He is a product of Catawba college where he won the triple crown as a batter and was named the Atlantic Conference Male Athlete of the Year. Now a pitcher, Dula sits in the mid 90s on the radar gun.
All goings at the moment. The Revs had been carrying 27 active players and three others inactive, and the cut-down date to get to 25 active players is this Thursday. The Revs had a fine finish to the weekend with a pair of comeback victories over the rival Skeeters, but despite that, Sunday was a bit somber after the game for many. (more…)