The Revs made a shift in philosophy.
Wanting to go younger in the type of players they sought this season, the club named Keoni DeRenne, 30, the franchise’s first captain — bringing back the Hawaii native for a fourth season in York.
The captaincy will be important this year, according to the Revs new Director of Player Procurement Michael Kirk because the team needs a veteran to have a voice in the clubhouse.
“We’re going to sign players who are more prospect-type players. We’re not going to be as in love with big leaguers.*
“Keoni’s a grinder. He is not the biggest dude, but he has the heart and he personifies the attitude we want on this team.”
Manager Andy Etchebarren is in the midst of dealing with a family emergency and was unable to comment.