The York Revolution released infielder Ramon Nivar before Thursday’s game at Sovereign Bank Stadium. The former major leaguer batted .306 in 69 games for the Revs, hitting three homers and 14 doubles.
The move comes at an odd time, considering the Revs trail first-place Somerset by 3 1/2 games in the Atlantic League South and they host the Patriots for two more games this week.
Revs director of baseball operations Adam Gladstone refused to comment directly on the move.
A professional hitter who had seen time in the majors with the O’s and Rangers, Nivar’s game lacked in other areas.
Nivar had been thrown out trying to steal in 12 of 33 attempts. A number of his baserunning gaffes killed rallies. And he also had lapses of judgement in the field, committing 12 errors — including one in the Revs 17-2 loss Wednesday.