Mets Want Tim Redding For Back Of Rotation

An article by posted on December 19, 2008

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, reports that the Mets continue to pursue starting pitcher, Tim Redding.

The Mets, trying to create additional options for their rotation, are attempting to sign free-agent right-hander Tim Redding, major-league sources say.

Redding, 30, is seeking a two-year contract.

The Mets are trying to sign a more prominent free-agent starter such as righty Derek Lowe or lefty Oliver Perez, but Redding could fit in the back of their rotation.

Redding had an unremarkable season last year with the Nationals, going 10-11 with a 4.95 ERA in 2008 and tying for the team lead with 182 innings.

He probably would have fared somewhat better playing for a contender, but not that much better. The Mets see him purely as an additional arm they can bring in to compete for the fifth spot with Jon Niese and perhaps Bobby Parnell.

However, Redding is looking for a two year deal, so he may not be the perfect match for the Mets.

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