The Revs will host an open tryout for any interested players at 5:45 p.m. Friday, April 5 at Sovereign Bank Stadium. (A rainout date is scheduled for April 6.)
In the past, the Revs have signed the majority of their players through scouting or baseball front office connections. But York occasionally does sign players after seeing them at its annual open tryout. Catcher Salomon Manriquez earned a contract after showing up at the tryout in 2010. Manriquez started the season in York before eventually earning a contract with the Mets Triple-A organization.
Here’s the rest of the Revs press release:
Registration will begin at 4:30. The cost to attend the tryout is $40, a fee which is non-refundable. Checks are made payable to the York Revolution. Players must be at least 18 years of age to tryout.
The tryout will take place on the field at Sovereign Bank Stadium in Downtown York, located at 5 Brooks Robinson Way. Players must provide their own equipment for the tryout, other than batting helmets, which will be provided by the Revolution.
To register, please download the tryout form at YorkRevolution.com/team/tryouts and mail back with payment. Players are encouraged to register in advance, but day-of registration will be allowed if spots remain.
The open tryout has yielded results for the Revolution in the past; spot starter Shawn Hedrick pitched for the Revs in 2009 and 2010, pitcher Brian Holliday and outfielder Colin Roberson were also each offered contracts for the 2009 season after participating in the open tryout, as was catcher Salomon Manriquez in 2010.
Any questions regarding the open tryout can be directed to Baseball Operations Manager Andrew Ball, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Revolution will begin the season at home at Sovereign Bank Stadium on Thursday, April 18 against the Bridgeport Bluefish at 6:30 p.m.