Totten signed by Dodgers

Despite a 7.94 ERA in four appearances out of the York Revolution bullpen, right-hander Heath Totten is on his way back to affiliated ball with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Totten, who spent time between Double-A Reading and Triple-A Ottawa with the Phillies last season, was on the Dodgers’ radar after starting this season in the Minnesota Twins’ organization. With Triple-A Rochester (Twins), Totten had an 0-2 record with a 5.79 ERA over 28 innings. He made four starts for the Red Wings.

Totten, 29, was also originally a fifth-round draft pick of the Dodgers back in 2000, so it’s no surprise this is the organization he returns to affiliated ball with. The Port Arthur, Tex. native was initially scheduled to join the Revolution starting rotation, but Aaron Rakers’ recent success put that idea on hold. And now with Totten gone, there’s no question Rakers will continue to serve in the rotation.

Adam Gladstone, the Revolution’s director of baseball operations, also said that the plan right now is to stay with 11 pitchers (six in the bullpen). Infielder Jake Daubert (hamstring) also came off the disabled list Monday to take Totten’s spot on the active roster.

Totten joins Kenny Perez (Rockies) and Dave Gassner (Red Sox) in the group of players that have used York as a springboard back to affiliated ball. Last season, York sent six players back to major league organizations, so the club is on track with last season’s success rate.

Dryer returns: Infielder/designated hitter Matt Dryer has also made his return to the Revolution, although Gladstone said he is uncertain when Dryer will be placed on the active roster. Dryer was in Rochester, N.Y. to be with his father, who is recovering from hip surgery.

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One Response

  1. Looks like Daubert re-injured his hamstring in Monday’s game at Bridgeport.

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