Revs release LHP Kris Regas
The York Revolution released reliever Kris Regas on Thursday. The left-hander had been on the inactive list since June 20. At the time, the move was made mostly because of a numbers game as the Revs had too many pitchers. Plus, Regas was also dealing with some health issues. It sounded as if Regas was due to make a return soon after Revs’ manager Mark Mason said earlier this week Regas had thrown a bullpen session over the weekend.
Regas leaves the Revs with a 1-2 record and 8.21 ERA (the worst ERA of any Revs’ pitcher this season), with 10 strikeouts and 12 walks in 10 games (23 innings). The numbers are off from those Regas posted in 2012, when the lefty went 3-2 with a 2.78 ERA, striking out 42 and walking 18 in 44 appearances (42 innings). He also held opponents scoreless in nine appearances for the Revs in 2011 to help the club win its second-consecutive Atlantic League title.
Regas entered this season with the aspirations of being an everyday starter, a role he hadn’t held since 2003, when he was a member of the Cook County Cheetahs in the independent Frontier League. He never really got a good opportunity to do this season, as he started in just four of the 10 games he pitched in.
As a starter, Regas had a 7.43 ERA, giving up 11 earned runs over 13.1 innings and striking out six with seven walks. He wasn’t much better as a reliever, giving up nine earned runs over 9.2 innings (8.39 ERA) while walking five and striking out four in six appearances.
Starting pitcher Corey Thurman and catcher Salvador Paniagua are the only members of the 2011 championship team left on the Revs’ current roster (Revs’ starting pitcher Chris Cody played for York early in the 2011 season before getting picked up by the Atlanta Braves).
The Revs now have 26 players under contract (starting pitcher Brett Tomko is currently inactive).