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Todd Redmond
Todd Redmond on July 13, 2013.jpg
Redmond with the Toronto Blue Jays
Baltimore Orioles – No. 58
Born: (1985-05-17) May 17, 1985 (age 30)
St. Petersburg, Florida
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
August 18, 2012, for the Cincinnati Reds
MLB statistics
(through 2015 season)
Win–loss record 5–8
Earned run average 4.25
Strikeouts 151
WHIP 1.34
Medal record
Men's Baseball
Competitor for  United States
Pan American Games
Silver medal – second place 2011 Guadalajara National team

Todd Richard Redmond (born May 17, 1985) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Baltimore Orioles organization. He was selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 2004 draft and traded to the Atlanta Braves four years later, but never appeared with either team. Redmond was acquired by the Cincinnati Reds in 2012, and made his Major League debut later that year. He later spent three seasons with the Toronto Blue Jays.

Professional career[edit]

Minor leagues[edit]

Redmond was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 39th round of the 2004 MLB Draft. Prior to the 2008 season, he was traded to the Atlanta Braves for Tyler Yates.[1]

Redmond threw a no-hitter for the Triple-A Gwinnett Braves against the Louisville Bats on May 28, 2010.[2]

Redmond spent parts of eight seasons in the minor leagues. He was in his fourth season with the Braves' triple-A affiliate in Gwinnett before being called up for the first time in his career on June 17, 2012.[3] He was optioned back to Gwinnett on June 21.[4][5]

Cincinnati Reds[edit]

Redmond was traded to the Cincinnati Reds on July 14 in exchange for Paul Janish.[6] The Reds immediately sent him to their Triple-A affiliate Louisville Bats. He was called up on July 17,[7] and optioned back on July 18.[8] He was called up on July 31,[9] and optioned back on August 1.[10] Redmond was called up again on August 18 to start the second game of a doubleheader against the Chicago Cubs. He would be the 26th player on the roster.[11] Redmond picked up the loss in the second game, pitching  31 innings. He gave up a leadoff home run to Brett Jackson in the second inning to give the Cubs an early lead. After giving up consecutive RBI hits to Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro in the top of the fourth inning, he was relieved by Alfredo Simon.[12] He was optioned back to the Louisville Bats the next day, August 19.[13]

Toronto Blue Jays[edit]

On February 8, 2013, he was claimed off waivers by the Baltimore Orioles.[14] On March 22, 2013, Redmond was claimed by the Toronto Blue Jays, and immediately optioned to the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons.[15] Redmond spent the first 41 games of the 2013 season on the disabled list with a shoulder injury. He played his first game of the season on May 19 when he started against the Charlotte Knights.[16]

Redmond was called up by the Blue Jays on May 29, 2013.[17] On May 31, 2013, he took the loss in a 17-inning game against the San Diego Padres. Redmond was optioned back to Triple-A Buffalo on June 7, 2013.[18] He was recalled on July 3 after Chien-Ming Wang was designated for assignment.[19] Redmond, starting on July 7 against the Minnesota Twins, pitched 5 innings and gave up just 1 hit, a two-run home run to Aaron Hicks. He walked 3 and struck out 4 batters, and left with a 6–2 lead, earning his first career win.[20] Redmond established career-highs in innings pitched and strikeouts with 6 and 10 respectively, in a game against the Houston Astros on July 28, 2013.[21] Redmond was optioned back to Buffalo on August 3,[22] and recalled on August 13.

On May 31, 2014, Redmond earned his first big league save, pitching 3 innings in relief of Marcus Stroman's first career start. He was announced as the Blue Jays' nominee for the 2014 Roberto Clemente Award on September 17.[23] In 2015, Redmond opened the season in competition with Liam Hendriks for the long-man role out of the bullpen. After 2 appearances, in which he posted a 16.62 ERA with 5 walks and 4 strikeouts, Redmond was designated for assignment on April 16.[24][25] On April 26, he cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Buffalo.[26] Redmond was recalled for a spot start on May 18,[27] and designated for assignment the following day.[28] He cleared waivers on May 29, and was assigned outright back to Buffalo. On June 22, Redmond was recalled once again.[29] He was designated for assignment once again on July 2.[30] Redmond elected free agency on October 5.[31]

Baltimore Orioles[edit]

On November 24, 2015, Redmond signed a minor league contract with the Baltimore Orioles.[32]


  1. ^ Krise, Todd (March 26, 2008). "Pirates acquire Yates from Braves". MLB.com. Retrieved May 20, 2015. 
  2. ^ Wild, Danny (May 28, 2010). "Braves' Redmond throws no-hitter". MILB.com. Retrieved May 20, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Veteran Minor Leaguer Redmond gets the call". MLB.com. June 17, 2012. Retrieved May 20, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Chipper will miss Yankee Stadium". Chicago Tribune. Reuters. June 21, 2012. Retrieved May 20, 2015. 
  5. ^ Curtright, Guy (June 21, 2012). "Redmond returned to G-Braves by Atlanta". Gwinnett Daily Post. Retrieved May 20, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Atlanta Braves trade for Paul Janish". Chattanooga Times Free Press. Associated Press. July 15, 2012. Retrieved May 20, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Reds call up Redmond for added bullpen depth". MLB.com. July 17, 2012. Retrieved May 20, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Paul called up to provide lift off bench". MLB.com. July 18, 2012. Retrieved May 20, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Reds put Bray on DL, recall Redmond". MLB.com. July 31, 2012. Retrieved May 20, 2015. 
  10. ^ "MLB notebook: Reds' Mesoraco facing suspension". Pittsburgh Tribune Review. August 1, 2012. Retrieved May 20, 2015. 
  11. ^ Fay, John (August 18, 2012). "Todd Redmond finally will make debut". Cincinnati Enquirer. Retrieved May 20, 2015. (subscription required (help)). 
  12. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/CIN/CIN201208182.shtml
  13. ^ "National League team-by-team notebook". Chicago Tribune. Reuters. August 19, 2012. Retrieved May 20, 2015. 
  14. ^ "Orioles claim Todd Redmond". MILB.com. February 8, 2013. Retrieved May 20, 2015. 
  15. ^ Connolly, Dan (March 22, 2013). "Orioles lose right-hander Todd Redmond to Blue Jays on waivers". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved May 20, 2015. 
  16. ^ "Bisons offense strikes big in 11-6 win". milb.com. May 19, 2013. Retrieved May 20, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Blue Jays promote 3 Herd hurlers". Buffalo Bisons. May 29, 2013. Retrieved May 29, 2013. 
  18. ^ Chisholm, Gregor (June 8, 2013). "After surgeries, McGowan to return to Blue Jays". MLB.com. Retrieved June 8, 2013. 
  19. ^ Lott, John (July 2, 2013). "Blue Jays looking for a starter after Chien-Ming Wang implodes against Tigers". National Post. Retrieved May 20, 2015. 
  20. ^ "Journeyman hurler Todd Redmond comes through in Toronto Blue Jays win". Canada.com. July 8, 2013. Retrieved July 28, 2013. 
  21. ^ "Redmond, Rasmus lead Blue Jays over Astros". TSN.ca. July 28, 2013. Retrieved July 28, 2013. 
  22. ^ Chisholm, Gregor (August 3, 2013). "Redmond optioned to bring up another reliever". mlb.com. Retrieved August 3, 2013. 
  23. ^ Newman, Mark (September 17, 2014). "MLB announces Clemente Award nominees". MLB.com. Retrieved September 17, 2014. 
  24. ^ Nicholson-Smith, Ben (April 16, 2015). "Blue Jays designate Redmond, recall Goins". Sportsnet. Retrieved April 16, 2015. 
  25. ^ Ross, Jamie (April 15, 2015). "Goins rejoins Blue Jays from Buffalo; Redmond designated". MLB.com. Retrieved April 16, 2015. 
  26. ^ Krest, Shawn (April 26, 2015). "Blue Jays outright Todd Redmond to Triple-A". fantasynews.cbssports.com. Retrieved April 26, 2015. 
  27. ^ "Blue Jays designate LHP Francis for assignment". Sportsnet. May 18, 2015. Retrieved May 18, 2015. 
  28. ^ Ross, Jamie (May 19, 2015). "Blue Jays DFA Redmond following spot start". MLB.com. Retrieved May 19, 2015. 
  29. ^ Nicholson-Smith, Ben (June 22, 2015). "Blue Jays officially promote Redmond, Rasmussen". Sportsnet. Retrieved June 22, 2015. 
  30. ^ http://m.bluejays.mlb.com/news/article/134376272/matt-boyd-optioned-following-struggles
  31. ^ "International League Transactions". milb.com. p. October 2015. Retrieved October 9, 2015. 
  32. ^ "Orioles' Todd Redmond: Signs minor league deal with Orioles". cbssports.com. November 24, 2015. Retrieved November 23, 2015. 

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