Phillies Looking At Tim Redding

The Phillies are "kicking the tires a bit" on Tim Redding, tweets Troy Renck of the Denver Post. Renck says that Philadelphia was interested in Redding over the winter, before the right-hander signed a minor league deal with the Rockies.

We heard this week that Redding, who was assigned to Colorado's Triple A affiliate, has an opt-out clause in his contract that he can exercise if he finds a spot on another club's 25-man roster.

Following an oblique injury to Joe Blanton, the Phils seem to be looking a little more aggressively at potential starting pitching options around the majors. Still, Renck suggests that the Phillies' interest in Redding isn't overly strong at the moment, and that for now the team plans to replace Blanton in their rotation with Kyle Kendrick. Given the lack of positive reports delivered by Mariners' scouts who watched Redding pitch, Philadelphia could be better off sticking with Kendrick.

11 Responses to Phillies Looking At Tim Redding Leave a Reply

  1. EdinsonPickle 5 years ago

    I’ll take Kendrick over Redding any day of the week.

    • danielpwnz 5 years ago

      Seriously…why are they so down on Kendrick? He’s shown potential and he had a pretty good spring. At least Kendrick has upside…Redding is almost assuredly terrible.

      • EdinsonPickle 5 years ago

        Agreed, I’ve always thought that he got a bad rap. He isn’t too bad of a pitcher, and as you said Kendrick had a nice spring and has upside. Redding is old, injury-prone, and terrible. No thanks.

        • Guest 5 years ago

          We saw how Doc turned around A.J. Burnett’s career. I think he has done the same to Kyle Kendrick.

    • strikethree 5 years ago

      I’d take a lot of people over Redding…

  2. TimotheusATL 5 years ago

    Dear Mr. Amaro, Jr.,

    C’mon man. Hook the brother up.

    -Atlanta, GA

  3. Yankees10 5 years ago

    I’ll never forget that April fools prank that was pulled on Kyle Kendrick.

    • humbb 5 years ago

      You mean the one where he was told “the Phillies are ‘kicking the tires a bit’ on Tim Redding”?

      • Yankees10 5 years ago

        The one about him being sold to a team in Japan.

      • myname_989 5 years ago

        Lmao. Can’t tell which was more ridiculous.

  4. formerdraftpick 5 years ago

    Redding would be a nice pick to supplement the rotation. What about Odalis Perez?

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