All-Star LHP Cody returning to Revs
Updated: Monday, March 17 2014, 06:14 PM CDT
Posted by: Jason Bristol
YORK -- The York Revolution has re-signed Atlantic League All-Star pitcher Chris Cody, the team announced.
The left-handed Cody went 15-9 last season, ranking second in the league in wins, while leading the league in strikeouts (139) and innings pitched (176.0). This will be his fourth season with York.
“Chris was arguably the best starting pitcher in the league last year,” said York manager Mark Mason in a statement. “I’m excited to have him back pitching for us. He’s a quality person and great teammate. He will play a major role in our success this season.”
Cody, 30, was originally taken by the Detroit Tigers in the eighth round of the 2006 draft out of Manhattan College. He reached Triple-A with the Brewers in 2009. was traded as a young prospect to the Milwaukee Brewers during his second pro season, and ascended to the Triple-A level in 2009.
York has also traded for the rights to pitcher Ian Durham from the Gary SouthShore of the American Association for future considerations.
The 6’4" righty went 2-2 with nine saves and a 3.20 ERA in 43 relief outings for Gary last season. He enters his fourth pro season in 2014, having spent one year in the Philadelphia Phillies organization. Durham was selected by the Phillies in the 28th round of the 2011 draft out of California Lutheran University.
The Revolution now has 16 players under contract.
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