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  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. 

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