Mike Redmond Retires

Catcher Mike Redmond has retired after 13 big league seasons, he told Joe Christensen of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.  Redmond signed an $850K big league deal with the Indians during the offseason, but was released in July.  He plans to look for a new job in baseball.

Redmond batted .287/.342/.358 in 764 career games for the Marlins, Twins, and Indians, catching over 5,300 innings.  He earned about $9MM in his career.


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21 Comments on "Mike Redmond Retires"


twins06
4 years 10 months ago

i bet he will get a job somewhere in the twins organization

twins33
4 years 9 months ago

And from reading what he said, he loved it here the most.

I believe, though I can’t be 100% sure, that the Twins offered him something after they let him go but he said he wanted to keep playing at least another year. If I’m right about that, I can easily see him being offered whatever it was again.

I wonder if they can hire him right now and have him in the dugout for the playoffs. He’d be a real boost. I know a lot of the guys have said the dugout just isn’t the same without him. They miss him.

4 years 10 months ago

I know the twins will give you a job. we love you up here.

Ian_Smell
4 years 10 months ago

Come manage the Pirates.

TwinsVet
4 years 10 months ago

SMELL ‘EM!

You can always find a job for a guy like Red. A+ chemistry guy.

$1529282
4 years 10 months ago

Everyone said it for years while he was in Minnesota… I can’t picture Red NOT becoming a manager somewhere. And he’ll be a good one too — best of luck in your new baseball career Red Dog. Loved your enthusiasm, charisma, sense of humor, and all-out dedication to the game.

twins06
4 years 10 months ago

i cant believe that the idians cut him. its not like they needed the spot for someone to help them compete in the division. Redmond would have help carlos santana up until he hurt his knee. But i think that redmond will be managing in the majors within 5 years if not sooner. probably gonna get a job in the minors somewhere first or as a bench coach

Hermie13
4 years 10 months ago

They kept Redmond around for about a month after they called up Santana. It got to the point though where they were paying Redmond to just sit on the bench. They hired Sandy Alomar to be the 1B and work with Santana (both fluent in Spanish). They didn’t need another mentor around and preferred to have Gimenez up who can not only catch but play 1B, 3B, and the OF. That’s why they cut Redmond.

I agree though, definitely can see Redmond becoming a ML manager in the near future. Probably follow the Sal Fasano path. Start out in A-ball or something then work your way up, or maybe even jump a few levels.

4 years 10 months ago

He also owned Tom Glavine.
-wtk

$1529282
4 years 10 months ago

And hit for the cycle in his career versus Kirk Rueter. Yikes! :)

Backup_Slider
4 years 10 months ago

Redmond feasted on lefties (Sabathia included), posting a .325/.380/.425 AVG/OBP/SLG line against LHP in his career.

$1742854
4 years 10 months ago

Red-dogg, please send the Twins good karma for smelling RBIs this post season!

$1529282
4 years 10 months ago

Wonder if Red could work out as a hitting coach prior to managing too… sure he didn’t have any power but he was a good contact hitter and can you think of a better guy to teach the young kids how to hit to the opposite field?

4 years 10 months ago

Dare I say it? Hall of Fame?

4 years 10 months ago

While we’re at it, let’s put Omar Minaya in there.

4 years 10 months ago

Really MLBTR readers? Only 1 like? Someone needs to buy you a sense of humor.

wickedkevin
4 years 10 months ago

waa waa waaaaaaaa

4 years 10 months ago

That’s a good slash line for a Catcher. Very good.

4 years 10 months ago

I can see Redmond and Paul Hoover becoming managers in the future.

tmengd
4 years 10 months ago

The Secret Inspector:
Dare I say it? Hall of Fame?

I really hope you are kidding, otherwise WHAT THE HECK ARE YOU SMOKING? He played for less then 5 full baseball seasons, hof would be extremely impossible. He was a great guy, but average at best.

nostocksjustbonds
4 years 10 months ago

Given how many managers are former catchers, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Redmond take to managing rather easily and probably manage in the minors and maybe the majors some day.