Veres placed on inactive list

A week after losing All-Star Nick McCurdy to the Florida Marlins, the York Revolution is in the market for a closer once again.

Veteran right-hander Dave Veres was placed on the inactive list Monday and drove back to his home in Colorado. Adam Gladstone, the Revolution’s director of baseball operations, didn’t rule out a possible Veres return this season but that seems incredibly unlikely. Veres posted a 1-2 record and 2.27 ERA in 35 appearances and struggled with a variety of injuries during his stint in York.

Veres’ departure comes at an interesting time. He saved all three games in a weekend sweep over Camden and had at least partially regained the form he showed early in the season. But perhaps Veres realized that with his health history (artificial hip), his chances of being signed by an affiliated organization were slim.

1835274.jpgLuckily for York, the Revs are in talks with last year’s closer, Franklin Nunez. Nunez (pictured) earned an affiliated offer from the Milwaukee Brewers late last year and has been pitching with Saltillo of the Mexican League. In his time there this season, he posted a 2.86 ERA and 19 saves in 44 innings and only issued 12 walks. Not too shabby for the man who saved 12 games with the Revs last season.

In the meantime, though, York will likely use a committee to close games with Jason Olson as the preferred option. Olson is 1-for-1 in save opportunities this season and his last save came on April 30.

Rakers scratched: The Revs were also dealt a small hit to the starting rotation Monday. Aaron Rakers, July’s Atlantic League Pitcher of the Month, was scratched from his scheduled start with a bit of arm soreness. Wayne Franklin will make the start against Southern Maryland in Rakers’ place and Rakers’ injury is not expected to be very serious.

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One Response

  1. Just wanted to apologize to everyone for the lack of coverage over the last 10 days. I’m back in the States now, though, and I’ll explore some interesting Revs’ topics over the next week or so.

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