Two former York Revolution players were signed to minor league deals by major league clubs over the weekend.
Starting pitcher Ryan Feierabend (Texas Rangers) is back in the same organization with whom he ended the 2013 season, while third baseman Andy Marte (Arizona Diamondbacks) is with a new organization.
Another former Rev, reliever Josh Judy, signed a minor league deal earlier this month for the 2014 season with the Los Angeles Dodgers. And starting pitcher Ian Thomas is expected to return to the Atlanta Braves' minor league system following a highly successful 2013 campaign at the Class AA level. Big league reliever Scott Rice, who began the 2011 season in York, is expected to be back with the Mets after hernia surgery in September cut his 2013 season short.
Feierabend: Feierabend, 28, went 8-5 with a 2.91 ERA in 17 starts for the Revs in 2012. With the Rangers' Class AAA Round Rock affiliate last season, the left-hander went 6-5 with a 3.66 ERA in 24 games (16 starts), striking out 79 and walking 33 in a team-high 120 1/3 innings of work. Feierabend pitched in the majors in spurts from 2006 through 2008, compiling a 2-11 record and 7.22 ERA in 25 games (19 starts) with the Seattle Mariners.
Marte: Marte, 30, played in 96 games for the Revs in 2013 before getting picked up by the Los Angeles Angels on Aug. 4. At the time, Marte's 19 homers were third-most in the Atlantic League and his 74 RBIs were second-most in the league. He also batted .301 and scored 61 runs for the Revs. He went on to put up similarly strong numbers for the Angels' Class AAA affiliate at Salt Lake, where he clubbed six homers to go with 18 RBIs and a .362 batting average in 26 regular-season games. Salt Lake later reached the Pacific Coast League Championship Series.
Marte played in 301 games in the majors from 2005 through 2010 for the Atlanta Braves and Cleveland Indians. He has a career .218 big-league batting average. He has been spending his winter playing baseball in the Dominican Republic winter league, where he has a .257 average, three homers and 20 RBIs in 35 games.
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