Two former major leaguers added to Revolution bullpen
- Jose Arredondo was 22-11 in the majors with a 3.27 ERA.
- Manny Corpas was 13-20 in the majors with a 4.14 ERA.
The additions of the two major league veterans were announced by manager Mark Mason before Sunday’s home game against Bridgeport.
The 32-year-old Arredondo spent the 2008-09 seasons with the Los Angeles Angels and played the 2011-12 campaigns with the Cincinnati Reds. In four major league seasons, he sports a 22-11 record and 3.27 ERA over 214 relief appearances. Signed by the Revolution during the winter, Arredondo last played in the Dominican Winter League in 2014, making five appearances for Leones del Escogido.
Originally signed by the now-Los Angeles Angels organization in 2002, Arredondo now enters his 11th pro season. After breaking into the big leagues in 2008, he became a major contributor for a 100-62 Angels squad that won the American League West Division. He made 52 relief outings, going 10-2 with a 1.62 ERA. He had 55 strikeouts over 61 innings and his 10 wins were the most of any Angel reliever.
Arredondo signed with Cincinnati in 2010, undergoing Tommy John surgery that same season. He returned to the majors the next season and regained his peak form in 2012, going 6-2 with a 2.95 ERA with 62 strikeouts in 61 innings over 66 trips to the hill.
Corpas, 33, spent five seasons in the Colorado Rockies bullpen from 2006-10 and two with the Chicago Cubs in 2012-13. In seven big-league seasons, Corpas is 13-20 with a 4.14 ERA and 34 saves in 359 appearances.
Corpas shot to fame as the closer for the 2007 Rockies team that went to the World Series, claiming the ninth-inning role in July. He saved 19 games with a 2.08 ERA that season, including eight in September. A crucial part of Colorado’s “Rocktober” run, Corpas saved all three games of the National League Division Series against Philadelphia and two in the National League Championship Series against Arizona, including the NL pennant clincher. The Rockies won 21 of 22 games on the way to the World Series, and Corpas saved 10 of them.
Originally signed by the Rockies in 1999, Corpas made his pro debut in 2002. He last pitched in the Mexican League in 2015, splitting time between Mexico and Oaxaca.