Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Dodgers Further Game-Changing Off-Season Moves With Redding Signing

Tim Redding, who did not play in the majors last year, was picked up by the Dodgers to a minor league contract yesterday:

The Dodgers have signed Tim Redding to a minor league deal and invited him to Spring Training, according to Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports. The 32-year-old will provide depth for the Dodgers, who already have starters Clayton Kershaw, Chad Billingsley, Hiroki Kuroda, Ted Lilly, Jon Garland and Vicente Padilla.

Redding didn't appear in the majors last year, though he logged 109 innings in the minor leagues. Pitching for the Yankees' and Rockies' Triple-A affiliates, Redding posted a 2.89 ERA with 6.9 K/9 and 1.8 BB/9 as a starter. He last appeared in the majors with the 2009 Mets, when he posted a 5.10 ERA in 120 innings as a swingman.

Of course, right? Because we need more pitching. And Ned likes guys with ridiculous goatees.

photo: Ed Andrieski/AP


Fred's Brim said...

I think hillbilly facial hair is part of the official Rockies uniform. They have to file a waiver request with the league office if they want to shave