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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  1. twins06 5 years ago

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

    • twins33 5 years 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.

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

  3. Ian_Smell 5 years ago

    Come manage the Pirates.

  4. TwinsVet 5 years ago

    SMELL ‘EM!

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

  5. $1529282 5 years 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.

  6. twins06 5 years 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 5 years 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.

  7. He also owned Tom Glavine.
    -wtk

    • $1529282 5 years ago

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

    • Backup_Slider 5 years ago

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

  8. $1742854 5 years ago

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

  9. $1529282 5 years 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?

  10. Dare I say it? Hall of Fame?

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

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

  13. tmengd 5 years 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.

  14. nostocksjustbonds 5 years 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.

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