Right-hander Jose Arredondo has elected free agency. Arredondo went 2-2 with a 5.87 ERA over 53 2/3 innings pitched at Triple-A Louisville under the Reds' organization. He did not pitch in the majors this season.
The Reds suspended minor-league pitcher Jose Arredondo recently, but general manager Walt Jocketty told the Cincinnati Enquirer Saturday the suspension will be short. "It was a disciplinary action we took, nothing major, but something we felt we had to address," Jocketty said. Arredondo did not make the team out of spring training about has been pitching at Triple-A Louisville. He has a 4.15 ERA, with 35 strikeouts and 20 walks in 21 1/3 innings.
The Reds made several moves to finalize their roster for the regular season, reassigning second baseman Emmanuel Burriss, catcher Corky Miller and outfielders Denis Phipps and Derrick Robinson to their minor-league camp. Cincinnati also outrighted pitcher Jose Arredondo to Triple-A Louisville while optioning pitcher Logan Ondrusek to Double-A Pensacola. Third baseman Jason Donald also was designated for assignment and the Reds purchased the contract of shortstop Cesar Izturis to take his place on the 40-man roster.
Reds reliever Jose Arredondo was able to get back on the mound during Monday's series opener against the Astros. Arredondo, who was unavailable for Sunday's win over the Brewers due to a forearm injury, earned his eight hold of the year after pitching a scoreless sixth inning in Cincinnati's 8-3.