Barcelo picked up by Dodgers
It turned from a rumor to a known fact after months of speculation. Revs’ manager Andy Etchebarren made it clear he was interested in eventually bringing back starting pitcher Lorenzo Barcelo to help the club down the stretch as York looked to qualify for the playoffs.
Only problem was, the Revs had to wait until Barcelo was done competing for Veracruz in the Mexican League playoffs. Then he went on to pitch so well in the playoffs that he caught of the eye of some big league scouts. In particular, the Los Angeles Dodgers picked up the 6-foot-4 right-hander Sept. 2 and assigned him to the Class AAA Albuquerque Isotopes.
Lorenzo went 6-5 with a 3.56 ERA in 16 starts for Puebla before joining Veracruz and going 1-0 with a 2.52 ERA in four starts.
Last year, the Dominican Republic native joined York late in the season after pitching the Mexican League. In six regular season starts for the Revs last year, he had a 3.96 ERA.
So, with Barcelo off the market, it appears York will have stick with its current rotation of Ryan Feierabend, Corey Thurman, Chris Cody, Chris Waters and Derrick Gordon.
That is, at least until right-hander Matt DeSalvo becomes available after he finishes up playing in Taiwan in the Chinese Professional Baseball League.
Etch’ had said last week that he likes his current rotation, saying that he’ll stick with the group that got the team to this point in the year.
Majewski: Etch’ also ruled out the possibility of bringing back former Revs’ slugger Val Majewski. Last year Majewski started off the year putting up good numbers for York before the Texas Rangers picked him up and assigned him to Class AAA Round Rock, where he went on to bat .333 in 35 games. But the Revs brought Majewski back to York for the playoffs. He ended up signing back with the Rangers this season and spent most of the year playing at Class AA Frisco.
Etch’ said Majewski assumed a player-coach role for Frisco this season. He batted .221 in limited action (69 games) for Frisco.
Etch’ said he’s not planning on trying to get Majewski back this year like he did in 2011.