Saturday, October 19, 2013

Jose Arredondo has elected free agency

According to Matt Eddy of Baseball America, right-handed reliever Jose Arredondo has elected free agency under Article XX(D).

After posting stellar numbers with the Reds in 2012 (6-2, 2.95 ERA, 66 GP), Arredondo struggled mightily this season in spring training, and found himself as the odd man out in the bullpen come Opening Day.

As fate would have it, the 28-year-old would never throw a single pitch in the majors in 2013, spending the entire campaign at Triple-A Louisville, where he posted a 5.87 ERA and 1.528 WHIP in 53.2 innings pitched.

Given his solid track record before this year, Arredondo will most likely find at least one team willing to pay for his services, and he may even bounce back to the level he was before, making the horrid '13 season look like a fluke, similar to the way Bronson Arroyo has made his tumultuous 2011 campaign seem.

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