(York, Pa., June 19, 2016) - The York Revolution have made a pair of big boosts to their bullpen, activating right-handed reliever Jose Arredondo while signing fellow righty Manny Corpas. The additions of the two accomplished Major League veterans were announced by manager Mark Mason prior to Sunday’s home game against Bridgeport.
The 32-year-old Arredondo spent the 2008-09 seasons with the Los Angeles Angels and played the 2011-12 campaigns with the Cincinnati Reds. In four major league seasons, he sports a 22-11 record and 3.27 ERA over 214 relief appearances. Signed by the Revolution during the winter, Arredondo last played in the Dominican Winter League in 2014, making five appearances for Leones del Escogido.
Originally signed by the now-Los Angeles Angels organization in 2002, Arredondo now enters his 11th professional season. After breaking into the bigs in 2008, he became a major contributor for a 100-62 Angels squad that won the American League West Division. He made 52 relief outings, going 10-2 with a 1.62 ERA and 55 strikeouts over 61 innings, and his 10 wins were the most of any Angel reliever.
Arredondo signed with Cincinnati in 2010, undergoing Tommy John surgery that same season. He returned to the Majors the next season and regained his peak form in 2012, going 6-2 with a 2.95 ERA with 62 punch outs in 61 innings over 66 trips to the hill. Arredondo earned his first Major League save at Yankee Stadium on May 19, 2012, tossing two-thirds of a shutout inning in the Reds’ 6-5 win over New York.
Corpas, 33, spent five seasons in the Colorado Rockies bullpen from 2006-10 and two with the Chicago Cubs in 2012-13. In seven big-league seasons, Corpas is 13-20 with a 4.14 ERA and 34 saves in 359 appearances.
Corpas shot to fame as the closer for the 2007 Rockies team that went to the World Series, claiming the ninth inning role in July. He saved 19 games with a 2.08 ERA that season, including eight in September. A crucial part of Colorado’s “Rocktober” run, Corpas saved all three games of the NLDS against Philadelphia and two in the NLCS against Arizona, including the National League pennant clincher. The Rockies won 21 of 22 games on the way to the World Series, and Corpas saved 10 of them.
Originally signed by the Rockies in 1999, Corpas made his professional debut in 2002. He last pitched in the Mexican League in 2015, splitting time between Mexico and Oaxaca.
About the York Revolution
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