The bad news the York Revolution had expected, finally happened about 36 hours before the season opener: Travis Garcia was headed to the Mexican League. The Atlantic League veteran, known for mashing off-speed pitches and snaring blasts down the third base line wouldn’t start the season with the York Revolution.
In other years, this could have sent the team scrambling for a replacement.
“It would be a much bigger deal losing Travis if we didn’t have Pounds here,” Mason said. “It’s a big deal losing Travis, but we have an All-Star third baseman from this league last year.”
Asked what he liked about Pounds, Mason didn’t hold back.
“Everything,” he said. “Seriously. He’s a good hitter, he can hit for average and hit for power. He can play every single infield position and left field. And he plays the game extremely hard. Talented hitter, talented in the field and a good arm. I like everything about him, so I’m glad we were able to get him.”
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