Regas (3-2, 2.79 ERA) worked as a high-stress reliever in 2012, but had success. In his 44 appearances, he posted 35 scoreless outings.
Mason will give him an opportunity to be a starter this season.
Novoa (2-6, 4.71 ERA) worked as a spot starter and long man in 2012, but he had his best success as a weapon out of the pen. He posted a 2.84 ERA in 33 relief appearances. Mason liked his work as a long man, but believes he may be better suited as a one-inning reliever — a lefty who can pitch on back-to-back days.
The Revs also learned that reliever Ricardo Gomez (4-1, 2.66 ERA, 17 saves) has signed with a club in Mexico. A “big loss” for the Revs — according to Mason — there is still a lot of time before the Revs open camp, and some curious decisions are often made with foreign players in Mexico.