Rockies Sign Tim Redding

The Rockies signed righty Tim Redding to a minor league deal, reports Troy E. Renck of the Denver Post.  Renck notes that the Rockies nearly acquired Redding from the Nationals in a deal involving Willy Taveras, prior to the '09 season.

The Nats non-tendered Redding after he chewed up 182 innings for them in '08.  The Mets signed him for $2.25MM in January, but his season was marred by shoulder and toe injuries.  Redding, 32 in February, posted a 5.10 ERA, 5.7 K.9, and 3.8 BB/9 in 120 innings and was non-tendered once again.

The Rockies' 2010 rotation stacks up as Ubaldo Jimenez, Aaron Cook, Jason Hammel, Jorge de la Rosa, and Jeff Francis, with Redding providing insurance.