March 8, 2007 March 8, 2007Posted by atlanticleaguenews in Uncategorized.
York Adds Six: The York Revolution became the next team up to start making some roster moves as first-year manager Chris Hoiles dabbled into the pool of free agents out there and yanked out six. Here’s the press release:
Nate Espy is a power-hitting first baseman who was originally selected by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 18th round of the 1998 draft. He spent four years at the Double-A level (2002-2005), including a pair of seasons in Reading. After being signed in 2006 by the Oakland Athletics, the 28-year-old had ten homers and 48 RBI in 99 games with Triple-A Sacramento last year. The native of Atlanta, GA has 114 homers and 524 RBI, along with a career batting average of .282.
Rayner Bautista has been a starting shortstop at the Double-A and Triple-A levels for four of the past five seasons. Last season, while with the Baltimore Orioles Double-A affiliate in Bowie (Md.), the Dominican Republic native batted .259 with 25 doubles, seven homers and 28 RBI in 122 games. In 2005, Bautista was an Atlantic League All-Star with the Atlantic City Surf. He spent his first nine seasons with the Detroit Tigers organization, steadily climbing the ranks to Triple-A Toledo.
LHP Chris Cooper has a career ERA of 2.95 since being drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 35th round of the 2001 draft. The 28-year-old reliever from Pittsburgh, PA has 30 career saves and has gone 15-6 over the previous four seasons, mostly at the Double-A and Triple-A levels.
Luis Taveras is the brother of Willy Taveras, who is a Major League outfielder for the Colorado Rockies, and previously with the Houston Astros. A native of Santiago, DR, Taveras is currently catching in the Dominican Winter League under Manager Stan Javier, and spent last year playing professionally in Italy. Prior to 2006, he was with the Texas Rangers and Detroit Tigers organizations, and also spent time playing in Mexico.
LHP David Maust was drafted by the Montreal Expos in the 17th round of the 2001 draft. A native of Morgantown, WV who played at West Virginia University, Maust spent the last four seasons with the Double-A Harrisburg Senators. He has compiled a career record of 25-35 with a 3.57 ERA.
Darin Kinsolving has a career batting average of .292 with 71 homers and 330 RBI over seven seasons. He has played in the Frontier, Northern and Can-Am Leagues, batting over .300 in three different seasons. – Scott Stanchak