Munro released, infielder added

Pete Munro was signed by the York Revolution to provide a stable right-handed arm at the front of the Revs’ rotation.

But now Munro’s tenure with York has come to a bitter end without the former major leaguer throwing a single pitch in the White Rose city.

Munro was released by the Revolution Monday after about a month-long stint on the disabled list. The 32-year-old never looked right physically in spring training and the club shut him down shortly after camp because of issues in his throwing shoulder, most notably with his labrum.

The former Houston Astro is best known for his part in a six-man no-hitter over the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium and he also made two starts in the 2004 NLCS for Houston. Wayne Franklin was responsible for bringing Munro to York this year, but as reported last week, Franklin has also left York. He is playing professionally for Tijuana in Mexico.

Munro threw over 190 innings for the Uni President Lions of Taiwan last season while helping the Lions claim the Chinese Professional Baseball championship. Munro was considered the staff ace, and it seems the stress put on his arm during that campaign left him with little left in the tank.

Dryer update, infielder added: In another roster move, Matt Dryer has been placed on the inactive list by York and has returned home to Rochester, N.Y, to be with his father, who recently injured his hip and needed surgery. Best wishes to Matt and his dad.

In the meantime, York has signed infielder Sam Rosario to take Dryer’s roster spot. The 27-year-old has played independent ball for the last three seasons and was most recently with Nashua of the Can-Am League. He is a career .261 hitter in the minors with only Class-A experience. Check the rest of his career numbers here.

Rosario will be activated for Tuesday night’s game with Bridgeport but expect him to only provide insurance in the event of an injury at the beginning of his tenure with York. Enrique Cruz has been tearing the cover off the ball lately. 

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5 Responses

  1. Man, I was really hoping to see Munro pitch but I guess that’s never going to happen now. Also, I feel bad for Dryer but he wasn’t playing that great this year. Maybe he just needs more time to get over his injuries and can come back next year.

  2. Post is updated with more info on Dryer and the latest signing.

    I was also looking forward to watching Munro pitch, but at least the Revs can move on now and don’t have to worry about easing him back into action in the thick of the second half.

    The starting rotation should look like this soon: Aaron Myette, Corey Thurman, Frank Castillo, Dave Gil and Heath Totten (in no particular order). Aaron Rakers seems on his way back to the bullpen, and we’ll finally get to watch him in a role he’s comfortable with.

  3. That sucks to hear about Matt’s dad, I hope everything works out with that.

    His parents would come to a handful of games when Matt played for Somerset, and they were just the nicest people.

  4. I’m really sorry to hear about Dryer’s dad. I hope the surgery goes well.

  5. Sorry to hear about Matty’s dad. So tough.

    I agree with the statement “Munro never looked right physically” . Word had it personal problems took a toll on him and we all know what happens to pitchers once something gets in their head.

    See Rick Ankiel -(minus the talent and MLB career to mess up)

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