Mark Redman

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Mark Redman
Pitcher
Born: (1974-01-05) January 5, 1974 (age 40)
San Diego, California
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
July 24, 1999 for the Minnesota Twins
Last MLB appearance
July 13, 2008 for the Colorado Rockies
Career statistics
Win–loss record 68–85
Earned run average 4.85
Strikeouts 747
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Mark Allen Redman (born January 5, 1974 in San Diego, California) is a retired Major League Baseball left-handed starting pitcher.

Early career[edit]

A 1992 graduate of Escondido High School in California, he played baseball and football before attending The Master's College in Santa Clarita, California for one year and then transferring to the University of Oklahoma.

In his sophomore year at Oklahoma, Redman set school records for strikeouts (136) and innings pitched (135.1) during the regular season and posted a 5-0 record in post-season play as he helped the Sooners win the 1994 College World Series title.

Redman named 1st Team All-Big Eight, Big Eight Newcomer of the Year, NCAA All-Regional team and was a member of the College World Series All-Tournament team in 1994. In addition, he was selected as a 1st Team All-American in both of his seasons at Oklahoma.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Redman was selected by Detroit Tigers in 41st Round (1148th overall) of the 1992 amateur draft, but did not sign with the team. He would get drafted again in 1995 by the Minnesota Twins in the 1st Round (13th overall).[2]

Minnesota Twins[edit]

He would make his debut with the team on July 24, 1999.[3] In 2000, he made 24 starts for the Twins, finishing with a 12-9 record. The following season he made 9 starts for them and was later traded to the Detroit Tigers, for which he only made 2 starts that season due to injury.[4]

Detroit Tigers[edit]

In his lone full season with the Tigers, he made 30 starts for the first time and finished with a 8-15 record and a 4.21 ERA. In the offseason, Redman was traded to Florida for three prospects.[5] [6]

Florida Marlins[edit]

Redman was a member of the 2003 World Series champion Florida Marlins, having a career year. He contributed to 14 wins and a career best 3.59 ERA. He also set a career high in strikeouts with 151.

Oakland Athletics[edit]

After the World Series, The Marlins commenced breaking up their championship team, they traded Redman to Oakland for a reliever.[7] He finished his lone season with the team with a 11-12 record and a 4.71 ERA. He'd be later traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates following the 2004 season for Jason Kendall.[8]

Pittsburgh Pirates[edit]

Redman endured his worst statistical season, finishing 5-15 for the last place Pirates. He had a 4.90 ERA in 30 starts. He was traded in the offseason to the Royals.[9]

Kansas City Royals[edit]

Redman was chosen to play for the American League in the 2006 Major League Baseball All-Star Game as the lone representative of the Kansas City Royals, a pick still considered controversial, as he was 5-4 with an ERA north of 5.00 at the All-Star break.[10] He would finish the season with a team high 11 wins and a 5.71 ERA.

Atlanta Braves[edit]

On March 9, 2007, he signed a minor league deal with the Atlanta Braves.[11] On March 26, 2007, the Braves purchased Redman's contract from Triple-A Richmond. In his debut season with the Atlanta Braves, Redman pitched in 3 of the 5 initial losses for the team. His ERA was recorded as 8.62 on April 21, 2007. He continued to struggle with his ERA increasing to 11.63.

On May 2, 2007, it was reported that he would be undergoing surgery for an ingrown toenail. The Braves released him on May 22, 2007.[12]

Colorado Rockies[edit]

After being released by the Braves, he signed on to minor league deals with Texas and Toronto, who ultimately both released him. He would later join his fourth organization in 2007 when he signed a minor league contract with the Colorado Rockies on August 20.[13] He was assigned to the Double-A Tulsa Drillers and made a start that same day. On August 25, he was promoted to their Triple-A affiliate, the Colorado Springs Sky Sox. On September 7, Mark Redman was promoted to the Rockies and made an emergency replacement after Elmer Dessens went down in the 2nd inning with a hamstring injury.

On December 13, 2007, he re-signed with the Rockies.

On April 26, 2008 at Dodger Stadium, Redman became the first MLB starter since 1900 to give up 10 or more runs in the first inning and still complete the inning, allowing 10 earned runs and managing to follow it with 5 scoreless innings before finishing for the day.[14]

On July 18, 2008, Redman was designated for assignment.[15] He was subsequently sent down to Triple-A Colorado Springs on July 22, 2008. Redman has been out of baseball since.

Redman also would sign a baseball before each game he started and inscribe it with "I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHO STRENGTHENS ME" PHIL 4:13

He then would give such baseball to a fan before the game.

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