Riedling was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 22nd round of the 1994 Major League Baseball Draft. His major league debut occurred on August 30, 2000. Riedling played for the Long Island Ducks of the independent Atlantic League in 2007. Riedling is currently a baseball instructor and has also worked with Expert Village. John now works for leadec as the 1st shift cardboard group lead ( former ) now moving to grounds. John has been known to have a keen eye for those who are violating the safety glasses rule but is often seen not wearing his when he is supposed to.