Hoiles returns

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A season after helping the York Revolution garner its first ever playoff appearance, Chris Hoiles has been rewarded for his efforts.

The only manager the Revolution has ever known will return for a third season in 2009. The length of Hoiles’ contract was not immediately divulged in a Wednesday news release from the team.

Hoiles, 43, a Wayne, Ohio native, helped York capture the second-half Freedom Division title last summer with a 41-29 second-half record. That effort led York into the playoffs for the first time in its two-year history and the Revs were ousted by Somerset, 2-0, in a best-of-three series.

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Redman lands in Mexico

Although Tike Redman’s year-and-a-half stint with the Baltimore Orioles appears to be over, the 31-year-old outfielder has not given up on his professional baseball career quite yet.

Royals Orioles BaseballBased on results pumped through the trusty Spanish-to-English translator and this online report, it appears that Redman is playing for Algodoneros de Guasave of the Mexican Pacific League this winter.

As most of you will recall, Redman was the first York Revolution player in history to earn an affiliated deal. He landed with the Orioles in May of 2007 and was assigned to Triple-A Norfolk after hitting .464 with 13 hits in just seven games with the Revs.

With the Tides the last two years, Redman served as a trusty outfielder and leadoff man, hitting .304 in ’07 with 25 stolen bases and then following that up with a .292 average in 116 games in ’08. Unfortunately, the acquisitions of Adams Jones and Luke Scott in the Miguel Tejada deal prior to the ’08 season left little room in the majors for Redman and he never saw the inside of Camden Yards all season. 

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