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Maust returns

The York Revolution’s offense may be struggling, but the Revs made a move to bolster the club’s pitching staff Monday.

York has re-signed lefty David Maust, who was one of the few players to stick with the Revs for the entire inaugural season. Closer Dave Veres, who is still experiencing pain with a strained groin, was placed on the inactive list to make room for Maust on the 25-man active roster.

Maust, a West Virginia alum and former Harrisburg Senator, was at Sovereign Bank Stadium on Sunday and passed a physical. He is coming off of surgery to repair a torn labrum in his pitching shoulder — an injury that clearly affected his performance toward the end of last year.

The southpaw won a club-record five straight games (5-1, 2.28 ERA in July) but then lost a good chunk of his velocity. He was 0-5 with a 9.26 ERA in the month of August. He had this to say about his surgery in the offseason.

“Any time you have to do something that will effect your career, you’re not sure how things are going to come out,” Maust said in September. “But it’s something that needs to be done and you have to do it.”

Maust is the second starter from last season York has signed in a week. The club also added Dave Gil Friday. Expect Maust to follow a similar return plan as Gil. He’ll begin his comeback out of the bullpen and will be with the team in Newark this week.

Ford released: The Connecticut Post is reporting that former Revolution pitcher Matt Ford has been released. Ford was an original member of the Revs’ starting rotation last season but lost his spot due to injury and was never able to re-claim it. He came back in a bullpen role and was traded to Bridgeport for catcher Sandy Aracena. Ford’s latest outing with the Bluefish was a disaster. He allowed six runs on two homers and four walks in 1 2/3 innings in a spot start Saturday against Long Island.

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2 Responses

  1. What’s the difference between the inactive list and the disabled list in the AL?

    Wasn’t Munro inactive and then later disabled?

    Did Gil or Maust have any opportunities to face hitter before signing? It looked like Gil certainly could have benefited from some spring training on Saturday night. Is it straight into the fire for Maust, as well?

  2. There is a seven-day disabled list. That’s what Munro was placed on and he was never inactive. All the time he was not pitching before Gil was signed he was on the active roster.

    Gil’s appearance Saturday was the first time he faced live pitching since last year with the Revs. So don’t expect stellar results right off the bat. The same will be true with Maust. He’s coming off major shoulder surgery.

    Veres is out indefinitely, until his groin heals. I’ll try to have more info on his future with York later.

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