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Reds re-sign Todd Redmond

The Cincinnati Reds have re-signed right-hander Todd Redmond to a one-year major league contract.

Joe Robbins

The Cincinnati Reds have re-signed right-hander Todd Redmond to a one-year major league contract worth $490,000, reports Mark Sheldon of MLB.com:

RHP Todd Redmond, who was the lone Reds pitcher to make a start that wasn’t in the regular starting five in 2012, re-signed with the club. It’s a Major League contract and pays $490,000 for one year.

The Reds acquired Redmond from the Atlanta Braves last season in exchange for shortstop/third baseman Paul Janish.

As Sheldon points out, Redmond was the only Reds pitcher not in the team’s starting five to make a start last season. It marked his major league debut and he allowed four runs on seven hits and five walks with two strikeouts over 3 1/3 innings.

Redmond’s debut was the 27-year-old’s only appearance at the major league. He spent most of the season at the Triple-A level with the Braves’ and then Reds’ affiliates, posting a combined ERA of 3.63 over 26 appearances, including 25 starts, spanning 148 2/3 innings.

Over eight seasons in the minors Redmond has maintained an ERA of 3.58 with 7.4 strikeouts per nine innings and 2.3 walks per nine innings.

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