Indians Release Mike Redmond

FRIDAY: The Indians released Redmond, according to Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer (via Twitter).

SATURDAY: The Indians have designated catcher Mike Redmond for assignment, tweets Anthony Castrovince of MLB.com.  In his place, Cleveland promoted Chris Gimenez from Triple-A Columbus.

Redmond, 39, has made just two starts since Carlos Santana joined the big league club.  In 22 games for the Tribe this season, the veteran has hit .206/.242/.270.  For his career, Redmond owns a slash line of .287/.342/.358.

The catcher can retire comfortably if he chooses to do so.  Baseball Reference estimates that Redmond has earned roughly $9MM in his 13-season major league career. 


9 Responses to Indians Release Mike Redmond Leave a Reply

  1. HerbertAnchovy 5 years ago

    It’s funny that 9 million for us normal people would be a dream, but that it isn’t much for a guy that spent 13 seasons in the bigs!

    • sacu 5 years ago

      I was thinking the same thing. I love how the writer automatically assumes that because he made roughly $9MM, “The catcher can retire comfortably”. Let’s hope he’s not like a lot of people, athletes included, that live paycheck to paycheck.

  2. about time

    Redmond was a guaranteed out

    • sacu 5 years ago

      Did you see the play last week when Redmond hit what looked like a single to RF only to be thrown out at first? Talk about an easy out.

  3. Prince_Fielders_Donuts 5 years ago

    Welcome to the scrapyard Redmond IE Mark Prior Cory Koskie Hideo Nomo

  4. CrisE 5 years ago

    He was done last year and in the offseason the Twins offered him an organizational job. He wasn’t ready to stop playing, and the Indians gave him a job. The thing is he’s a great addition to a clubhouse, so as long as you have a real catcher and can afford to give away his at bats he’s not a bad guy to have on hand. The Indians thought they had a place for him and thought he’d be good for their younger pitchers and catchers, so he got to hang around some more. But I don’t think anyone felt he was still a major league hitter any more.

    He’ll be able to go get a coaching or managing job whenever he wants one. It’ll probably come down to whether he’s ready to accept the judgment that he’s done or if he still wants to scratch out some more service time. I think if I were in his shoes they’d probably have to drag me away before I retired, dignity be damned, so while I think he’s finished I could easily see him not quitting yet.

    • mrsjohnmiltonrocks 5 years ago

      He served his purpose in Cleveland. He helped Carmona get back on track, and kept the spot warm until Carlos Santana was ready. He can still catch. He just can’t hit or run anymore. Good luck to him, whatever he decides to do.

  5. sportsnut969 5 years ago

    Maybe he will go home and work on some running drills and go on a diet so the next time he is not thrown out a 1st base by a outfield on what looked to be a for sure single that even Hafner, Garko, and Shoppach the three slowest Indians in team history would have been safe on.

  6. sportsnut969 5 years ago

    Maybe he will go home and work on some running drills and go on a diet so the next time he is not thrown out a 1st base by a outfield on what looked to be a for sure single that even Hafner, Garko, and Shoppach the three slowest Indians in team history would have been safe on.

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