York Revolution closer R.J. Rodriguez has left the team to pitch in the Mexican League.
The move was first announced on a Twitter post by Paul Braverman, the team's promotions and communications manager.
Rodriguez had his contract purchased by Campeche of the Mexican League. Rodriguez was 0-2 with 11 saves and a 2.36 ERA. In 262/3 innings, he struck out 26 and walked 14 while allowing 23 hits. Rodriguez pitched for Yucatan in the Mexican League in 2010. He is York's all-time saves leader with 29 over three different seasons.
Setup man Adam Thomas is expected to take over as the team's closer. Going into Monday's game vs. Bridgeport, Thomas was 2-2 with a 3.45 ERA and two saves. As the closer for the Road Warriors last season, Thomas had a 1.73 ERA and 17 saves.
Rodriguez becomes the third player to leave York for the Mexican League in 2011. Most recently, first baseman Chris Nowak joined the Mexico City on Friday.
York now has 23 active players on the roster, but Braverman, on his Twitter account, indicated the Revs will likely soon announce some additions.