Daubert traded

Editor’s Note: Read a Q & A with York’s latest addition, Shea Hillenbrand, here.

In order to make room for Shea Hillenbrand on the active roster, the York Revolution traded infielder Jake Daubert to the Ottawa Rapidz of the Can-Am League Wednesday. York will receive future considerations or cash in return.

Daubert, initially acquired in a trade this season for outfielder Travis Ezi, had a tough go of it with the Revs. He hit a respectable .288 but injured his hamstring on what would have been an easy double in a game at Sovereign Bank Stadium. That landed him on the disabled list and when he returned in Bridgeport, Ct., recently, he re-injured the hamstring in his very first at-bat, which also resulted in a hit.

Daubert was initially acquired to be an option at third base for York, so obviously his playing time would have been cut considerably by the acquisition of Hillenbrand. That’s what makes trading him the most sensible move at the moment.

The Rutgers University product and 1998 Big East Rookie of the Year had not played since June 23 and had two doubles, six RBIs and six runs in 16 games for York. He has played in the Can-Am League before — with Brockton in 2005 and 2006 — and was a .277 career hitter in the minors with 50 homers and 384 RBIs in 2,566 at-bats entering this season. He once had a 27-game hitting streak in the Can-Am League in ’05.

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One Response

  1. I guess the “z” at the end of their name makes them extreme…

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