The contract of York Revolution left-handed pitcher Ryan Feierabend has been purchased by the Cincinnati Reds, it was announced Tuesday.
Feierabend becomes the second Revs left-handed pitcher to be signed by a Major League organization in 2012, joining reliever Ian Thomas, who signed with Atlanta on May 17.
Feierabend went 3-2 with a 3.24 ERA in seven starts for the Revolution, ranking eighth in the Atlantic League in ERA. He walked four batters while striking out 24 in 412/3 innings.
Feierabend dominated during a five-start stretch from May 2 through May 25, going 3-0 with a 1.30 ERA, while hurling four consecutive quality starts. Feierabend capped that stretch by allowing just two runs in eight innings in a no-decision in Lancaster on May 19, which was followed by a nine-inning complete-game effort in a 4-2 victory against Southern Maryland on May 25. It was Feierabend's fourth career complete game, and his first nine-inning complete game since 2007 at Triple-A Tacoma.
Feierabend, 26, has spent parts of three seasons in the major leagues with the Seattle Mariners, making his big league debut at 21 years old in 2006, the third-youngest player in the American League at the time. The lefty made 25 Major League appearances, including 19 starts with Seattle. Among his highlights were victories over the Texas Rangers and New York Yankees. He was a 10-game winner at the Triple-A level in the Philadelphia Phillies organization last season.
"We knew this day was coming, and we couldn't be happier for Ryan," Revs manager Andy Etchebarren said in a statement released by the Revs. "That's why players come to this league, and I think he's got a good chance to make it back to the Major Leagues."
A Cleveland native, Feierabend will pursue a return trip to the Major Leagues in his home state with Cincinnati. Feierabend currently resides in Strongsville, Ohio.