The Seattle Mariners selected the contract of former York Revolution left-handed pitcher Ross Detwiler from Triple-A Tacoma on Tuesday, the team announced.
Detwiler made his season debut for the Mariners last night, tossing 6.0 innings in relief against the Astros in Seattle. He gave up three runs and struck out two batters in his first Major League outing since Sept. 28, 2016.
“We’re very happy for Ross. I felt he was the best pitcher in the league at the time he was signed. What happened to him this season is exactly what our league is all about,” said Revs manager Mark Mason. “We wish him continued success and look forward to following his career moving forward.”
Detwiler becomes the 10th former Rev and eighth pitcher to reach the Major Leagues after spending time in York. He is the second former Rev to reach the Majors this season joining Edward Paredes, who made 15 relief appearances for the Dodgers. Joining more elite company, Detwiler is the fourth player to go from the Revs to the Majors in the same season; he joins outfielder Tike Redman (Orioles-2007), right-handed pitcher Shawn Hill (Blue Jays-2012) and right-handed pitcher Julio DePaula (Orioles-2014) in that group.
Detwiler, 32, began the 2018 season with the Revs, going 3-1 with a 2.70 ERA and 32 strikeouts in 30.0 innings over six starts. His best start with the Revs was his last, when he racked up a Revs-season-high 11 strikeouts with no walks over 7.1 strong innings and earned the win against the Road Warriors on May 26.
The Mariners purchased his contract on May 31 and assigned him to Triple-A, where he logged 71.2 innings over 14 appearances (11 starts) before his big-league promotion on Tuesday.
The southpaw’s best start at Triple-A came on June 25 against Las Vegas when he worked 7.1 innings and allowed only one run on two hits with nine strikeouts and just two walks, and earned the win. He worked at least 6.0 innings in seven of his 11 starts and had seven quality starts, which included two stints with three straight quality starts.
The Mariners are Detwiler’s sixth Major League team. He spent parts of seven seasons with the Nationals from 2007-2014 before pitching in the Majors with the Rangers and Braves in 2015, and the Indians and Athletics in 2016. Detwiler had 23 wins and 352 strikeouts in 189 appearances (83 starts) over nine Major League seasons prior to his Tuesday call-up.
Story by Michael Marcantonini
Broadcaster/Media Relations Asst.
Former Mariner, Dodger Adds Depth to Revs Roster, Joins Team for Road Trip
The York Revolution revealed today another major addition to their infield, announcing that former Mariner and Dodger Carlos Triunfel joined the team for the start of its seven-game road trip.
The 27-year-old Triunfel was originally signed as a non-drafted free agent by the Seattle Mariners in 2006. He began his career the following season with Single-A Wisconsin and was named a mid-season Midwest League all-star, batting .309 on the season. Triunfel was also named a mid-season all-star with West Tennessee of the Southern League in 2010, as he quickly ascended through the Mariners system. Triunfel made his major league debut September 7, 2012, against the Oakland A’s and a week later collected his first MLB hit, a double off of Blue Jays reliever Aaron Loup.
Triunfel split the 2013 and 2014 seasons between Triple-A and the big leagues; playing for the Mariners in 2013 and for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2014 after they claimed him off of waivers before the start of the season. Over the course of his three seasons at the major league level, Triunfel totaled 81 at-bats, with 13 hits, including a home run, which came off of Tommy Kahnle of the Rockies.
The Santiago, Dominican Republic native played in Triple-A the last two seasons—2015 in San Francisco and 2016 with Cincinnati. He began the 2017 season playing in the Mexican League for Olmecas de Tabasco before signing with the Revs.
“Carlos gives us even more depth in the infield,” said Revolution manager Mark Mason. “A guy like him brings you experience and versatility. He’s ready to contribute, and we’re glad to have him and looking forward to those contributions.”
In his minor league career, Triunfel owns a .271 average, 49 home runs, and 389 RBI, tallying exactly 1,000 hits in 996 games.
The Revolution begin a three-game series tonight in Long Island against the Ducks before traveling for a four-game series against the Sugar Land Skeeters. The Revs return to PeoplesBank Park on May 22 for a 10-game homestand featuring the New Britain Bees, Sugar Land Skeeters, and Southern Maryland Blue Crabs.
Former York Revolution Baseball Operations Manager Andrew Ball has been named the new Director of Baseball Operations for the Los Angeles Angels.
A native of Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania, Ball started with the Revolution in 2011 as a baseball operations intern under then Director of Baseball Operations Michael kirk.
During his first year with the Revs, Ball supported the team and then Revs Manager Andy Etchebarren in the pursuit of their second Atlantic League championship. In 2012 Andrew became the full-time baseball operations manager with the Revs.
In 2014, Ball left the Revolution to complete an internship within the baseball operations department of the Tampa Bay Rays. After his internship, he earned a full-time position with the Rays organization, where he remained until the completion of the 2016 baseball season, proving to be a great fit with an organization that prides itself on its sabermetrics and statistical analysis capabilities.
This will only take three minutes of your day and is well-worth it. Revolution multi-media coordinator Scott Parker put together this 2015 season highlight reel. Great defensive plays, walk-off home runs, and the visit from National Champion Red Land Little League on the final day of the season made the 2015 home schedule at Santander Stadium an all-timer.
And, as you could probably guess, Revolution all-time hit leader and 2015 team triple crown winner Andres Perez figures prominently.
After admirable work by the Revolution bullpen, twice going through a starting rotation with four pitchers following the departure of Shawn Hill, York has added right-handed starter Hunter Adkins to make the rotation whole again.
Adkins, 24, joins the Revs after a solid season with the Lake Erie Crushers of the Frontier League, in the eastern suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio. In 15 starts for Lake Erie this year, Adkins posted a 2.70 ERA and good strikeout numbers, punching out 94 batters in 96.2 IP. He walked only 32 and gave up just 74 hits in that time.
A year ago and five days, we caught up with New York Mets LHP Scott Rice when they visited Philadelphia for early season action. Once again, we journeyed to Citizen’s Bank Ballpark for the same reason- to chat with a former York Revolution left-handed reliever turned Major Leaguer, in his rookie season in the National League East.
This time around, it’s 2012 alum Ian Thomas, who we have written about a time or two in this space since the Atlanta Braves purchased his contract from the Revolution that season. As we continue to chronicle his rise to the Majors, he was nice enough to take some time out for this interview before the Braves took on the Phillies on April 14. Here’s a nugget that didn’t make it on-camera: The first Major League game Thomas ever attended was the first one he PLAYED in, when the Virginia Beach, VA native made his MLB debut in Milwaukee on March 31 of this year.
Watch the entire video below:
-PB & DH
Unfortunately the team is not in contention, and will miss the playoffs for the first time since 2009. However, the Revolution’s fan support is as strong as ever.
The results on the field last weekend were also good, taking 5-1 and 3-1 wins from Long Island before dropping a 4-2 decision on Sunday. More notable though, is the three crowds totaled up to 14,241 fans through the Sovereign Bank Stadium turnstiles Friday through Sunday, good for the largest number of fans for a three-game series at The Vault this season. The attendance breakdown:
Friday 8/30: 5, 156
Saturday 8/31: 5, 287
Sunday 9/1: 3, 798