York Signs Jake Stevens and James Houser

The York Revolution announced on Thursday that they have signed left-hand pitchers Jake Stevens and James Houser for the 2012 season.

Jake Stevens was originally drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 3rd round (79th overall) of the 2003 MLB Amateur Draft. He played five seasons in the Atlanta Braves organization, with his best season coming in 2004, when he posted a 9-5 record with a 2.27 ERA in 135.1 innings pitched. In 2010, he played for the San Fransisco Giants Double-A affiliate, the Richmond Flying Squirrels and had a 4-4 record with a 2.80 ERA in 64.1 innings pitched. Last season he split time between the Minnesota Twins Double-A affiliate New Britain and their Triple-A affiliate Rochester.

James Houser was selected by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 2nd round (38th overall) of the 2003 MLB Amateur Draft out Sarasota High School (FL).  He played for the Rays organization for seven seasons and had a 12-4 record with a 4.41 ERA in 2006 with their Single-A affiliate Visilia. Houser was released by the Rays after the 2009 season and signed with the Florida Marlins in 2010. He began that season in the minor leagues but was called up to the majors in June. He appeared in one game for the Marlins that season before being sent back down.

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