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.