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Revs aggressive with roster moves for stretch run

The York Revolution have been busy over the last few weeks fine-tuning their roster for the stretch run, filling holes and adding depth in multiple areas with five recent additions.

York signed right-handed pitcher Troy Terzi on August 16 to help fill out the back-end of the starting rotation. Terzi is 1-0 with 16 strikeouts and only four walks in 18.2 innings of work in four starts. He earned his first professional win on August 26 when he worked 6.0 innings against Southern Maryland and logged three scoreless innings in his season debut on August 16 against New Britain. Terzi, 24, joined the Revs after two standout years at Division III Keystone College in Pennsylvania.

With a thinning bullpen, the Revs went out and signed left-handed pitcher Dustin Richardson a few days later. The former big-leaguer was handed the closer’s role right away and has converted all four of his save opportunities since joining the team. He’s posted a 3.55 ERA with 22 strikeouts and only four walks in 12.2 innings in 10 appearances.

Richardson has not allowed a run in his last seven innings, spanning six outings, with 12 strikeouts in that span. He worked 2.2 perfect innings with five strikeouts in his season debut on August 22. Richardson reached the Major Leagues with the Boston Red Sox in 2009 and 2010, owning a 3.31 ERA over 16.1 innings in a combined 29 appearances over the two seasons. The 6’6” southpaw started the 2017 season with Sugar Land before finishing with Long Island.

In immediate need for infield depth at the end of August, the Revs signed Steven Figueroa, who was with the New Hampshire Wild in the Empire League. Figueroa, 23, went 3-for-3 with the game-winning RBI double and a run in his season debut on August 24 and is 9-for-18 (.500 BA) with four multi-hit games, two RBIs and four runs scored in five games with the Revs.

The Revs stayed aggressive and used their first September out-of-league acquisition to bring in right-handed pitcher Jonathan de Marte, who spent each of the last two seasons with the Normal Cornbelters of the Frontier League. de Marte went 3-4 with a 2.87 ERA and seven saves in 44 relief appearances with Normal in 2018. He racked up 58 strikeouts in 53.1 innings with only 42 hits and 18 walks allowed. de Marte, 25, has logged two scoreless innings with two strikeouts since joining the Revs on September 4.

The Revs weren’t done adding to their bullpen though. The club used its second out-of-league acquisition on left-handed pitcher Austin Wright from the Gary SouthShore Rail Cats of the American Association on Tuesday, August 4. Wright was 1-1 with a 3.66 ERA in four games (two starts) and had 22 strikeouts in 19.1 innings with Gary.



Story by Michael Marcantonini

Broadcaster/Media Relations Asst.


Detwiler gets call back to Majors from Mariners

Credit: Jennifer Buchanan – Associated Press

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.

Revs Add Two of the Franchise’s Greats with Returns of Harris, Nash

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. Read the rest of this page »

Lefty reliever McGee, infielder Castillo are Revs newest additions

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.

Watts’ contract purchased by White Sox; Tejeda returns to York

Devan Watts photo by Joe Doll

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. Read the rest of this page »

Click Returns to Revs

Click delivers home in his 2018 season debut on July 14 vs. Long Island (photo by Joe Doll)

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. Read the rest of this page »

Revs Add MLB Veteran Sanchez

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. Read the rest of this page »