News & Notes from Day 9 of Spring Training

Pitcher Chris Cody is likely in the running to fill out the starting rotation for the York Revolution.

But he didn’t do anything to help his cause on Tuesday when he started at Lancaster. After throwing a perfect first inning, Cody gave up five runs on four hits to the Barnstormers in the second inning. Despite the performance, Revs manager Andy Etchebarren said he isn’t discouraged in Cody’s ability.

“It’s still early. His breaking ball wasn’t sharp today. I’m sure he’s gonna be fine. If you look at his numbers, he’s got a minor league 3.03 ERA, so he’s gonna pitch good. I’m not worried about him at all. He just needs to get work in.”

Lancaster went on to win the contest, 9-4. The Barnstormers tacked on a run in the third inning off of pitcher Shaun Garceau, a run in the fifth inning off of pitcher Jason Richardson, and two runs in the sixth inning off of pitcher Chad Thall.

Revs relievers Ronnie Morales, Sean Stidfole, Mike DeMark and R.J. Rodriguez each pitched a scoreless inning.

At the plate, York had seven players get a hit, including outfielder Chris Walker (2-for-5, double) and firstbaseman Mark Ori (2-for-4, RBI, run scored).

The Revs will play their final exhibition game of spring training on Wednesday when they will host the Road Warriors at Sovereign Bank Stadium. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

Arrival: Outfielder James Shanks was at the game on Tuesday, but was not suited up to play. Etchebarren said after the game that Shanks will need a few days of practice and likely won’t play this weekend.

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News & Notes from Day 7 of Spring Training

The York Revolution defeated the Camden Riversharks, 8-5, in an exhibition game at Sovereign Bank Stadium on Sunday.

The Revs trailed 4-3 heading into the bottom of the sixth, where they exploded for five runs on five hits to go ahead, 8-4. Camden added a run in the top of the seventh inning, but York hung on for the win.

Leading the way for York was outfielder Scott Grimes (3-for-3, double, two RBIs, run) and catcher Salvador Paniagua (2-for-3, double, two RBIs, two runs).

Corey Thurman started the game for the Revs and pitched three innings, allowing one run – a homer to former major leaguer Mike Lamb – and two hits while striking out four.

Shaun Garceau pitched the fourth inning for York, allowing a hit and striking out two. Ronnie Morales pitched the fifth inning and gave up no hits and struck out one. Chad Thall struggled in the sixth inning, allowing three earned runs on four hits and walking a batter. Jason Richardson pitched the seventh inning, allowing a run on two hits, including a home run.

York returns to action Monday in an exhibition game with the Road Warriors at Sovereign Bank Stadium. First pitch is scheduled for 1:30 p.m.

Arrivals/departures: Shortstop Andy Gonzalez was signed by the Milwaukee Brewers over the weekend and assigned to double-A Huntsville. Gonzalez played in just one spring training game for York, against the Road Warriors on Thursday where he went 0-for-3.

With Gonzalez’s departure, Revs director of baseball operations Michael Kirk said Sunday he expects to sign a utility infielder within the next couple of days to provide some depth to the infield. Third baseman Ramon Castro is expected to arrive sometime next week, Kirk said.

Outfielder James Shanks is expected to arrive in York by Tuesday.

 

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