Saturday, January 23, 2010

Reds sign Arredondo for 2011

According to (citing's Matthew Leach) the Reds have signed Jose Arredondo, most recently of the Angels. He was supposed to take over for K-Rod at closer last year for the Angels, but the Angels signed Brian Fuentes. He then had a disappointing season (following a break-out 2008) that culminated in injury and Tommy John surgery. Rumor has it the Angels let him go due to the injury and lost 2010, but also because of some issues with the Angels at the end of last season. He's got great upside, but won't pitch at all in 2010. Cordero is in year three of a four year deal, so the Reds will look for Arredondo to pitch in a set up role in '11, coming off the injury, and then compete for the closer role in '12.

So far, the Reds off-season moves have looked like a team preparing for the future.


Scott Blume said...

I love what Walt is doing on the pitching side of the ball. I would bet there will be a solution at shortstop before the season begins.

Dave Zahniser said...

I wonder if they have enough money to sign Orlando Cabrerra to a one year deal if O-Cab can't get a multi-year deal and wants to build his value like Abreu did last year with the Angels.