Three former Revs earn spring invites

Three former York Revolution players earned invites to spring training from major league organizations this week. Salomon Manriquez, Justin Hampson and Vince Perkins signed with major league organizations. All three played for York in 2010, but none of them finished the season with the Revs.
The Mets re-signed Manriquez (pictured above left) and they signed Hampson, a left-handed reliever. Manriquez batted .327 with a .370 OBP in 26 games with York, but he was traded to Lancaster in order to clear the way for John Pachot to take over full-time catching duties. The Mets signed Manriquez days after he arrived in Lancaster, and he split the rest of the season between Double- and Triple-A. Manriquez signed with Lancaster Feb. 15. Hampson (1-0, 4.96 ERA) was released by York after he struggled to regain the form that allowed him to reach the big leagues in 2006 and 2008. Hampson caught on with Long Island but pitched just four innings with the Ducks.
Perkins, a right-handed reliever, is the big shocker of the group. He earned an invite to spring from the Blue Jays. He went a combined 0-8 with a 5.88 ERA with Newark and York. The right-hander had outstanding velocity and no command in York. He struck out 60, walked 60 and allowed 85 hits in 75 innings. He opted to retire without even talking to manager Andy Etchebarren.

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Jim Seip wore a cookie monster costume to help close out the Spectrum on Oct. 31, 2009.
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