Redding released from Triple-A Sky Sox

May 12, 2010 | 12:48 am | 5  

Tim Redding has been released from the roster of Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Redding, who was signed to a minor-league contract by the Colorado Rockies in the offseason, has been inconsistent in five starts for the SkySox. He was 1-1 with a 4.32 earned-run average.

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  • Agbayani | May 12, 2010 | 6:48 am

    That explains why he wasn’t called up. Tracy, I imagine he had some kind of split contract whereby he’d be owed a lot more money if they didn’t release him? Sure, he was inconsistent, but he actually pitched better at the Springs than anyone reasonably could have expected …

  • Tracy Ringolsby | May 12, 2010 | 6:53 am

    Agbayani, truth is there was no split that would have earned him more money if he wasn’t released. Truth is his numbers were not up to par with Chacin, Deduno or Rogers. Let’s just say a veteran who can see the end is near is not always enjoyable. From being around a bit (not as much as usual) in the spring, not sure I could say that in my opinion and my opinion only I saw any positive about having him around.

  • Rich M | May 12, 2010 | 7:41 am

    Tracy, thanks for the post above, you are usually more reserved with your opinion – but I like the honesty. And you are exactly right, if Redding was not going to be called up with five or six Rockies pitchers on the DL, he likely was never going to be called up – unless of course he pitched lights out at the Springs.

    In fairness to Redding those numbers are decent for the Springs, but no where near dominant. This move also says to me that G Reynolds is about to reclaim his starting role for the Sky Sox

    Redding was simply an insurance policy by DanO against the possiblity that Chacin, Rogers, et al were not as advanced as the Rockies had hoped. Safe to say those two in particular have pitched even better than the Rockies had expected at this early stage.

    Tracy, Can you explain why M Reynolds is not on the 40 man rsoter, while he seemingly is a stronger prospect than several others that are on the 40 man roster.

  • Reader f/k/a Mike | May 12, 2010 | 8:59 am

    Rich M, there are age rules (which I never remember) for when a player needs to be added to the 40-man or risk having to put him through waivers/expose him to the Rule 5 draft. Reynolds must not have been there this winter, so the obvious move is to conserve the roster spot. It does make the decision on whether to call him up a more serious decison, as someone likely would have to be removed (and thus exposed to waivers, moved to the 60-day DL, etc) to make room.

  • Steve Foster | May 12, 2010 | 9:10 am

    Matt Reynolds was not yet exposed to the Rule V draft because he had been in the organization just three years after last season. After four years, college players (five years for high school players) have to be added to the 40-man roster or a team could lose them. Reynolds will be have to added after this season, but the way he’s pitching, it seems likely he’ll be added before then and have made an appearance in the major leagues.