Prentice Redman

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Prentice Redman
Prentice Redman Ducks.JPG
Redman with the Bridgeport Bluefish
Free agent
Outfielder
Born: (1979-08-23) August 23, 1979 (age 37)
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
August 24, 2003, for the New York Mets
MLB statistics
(through 2010 season)
Batting average .125
Home runs 1
Runs batted in 2
Teams

Prentice Montezz Redman (born August 23, 1979 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama) is an outfielder, who is currently a free agent.

His brother Tike Redman has also played in Major League Baseball.

Playing career[edit]

New York Mets[edit]

Redman was drafted by the New York Mets in the 10th round of the 1999 MLB Draft. He played in high school at Tuscaloosa Academy and also attended Bevill State Community College. In 2001 with the St. Lucie Mets, he was named to the Florida State League All-Star team.

Redman made his Major League debut on August 24, 2003 for the Mets against the Los Angeles Dodgers as a pinch runner. His first hit was a double against the Atlanta Braves on September 2. He hit .125 over the course of 24 at-bats for the Mets that season.

Minor Leagues[edit]

He left the Mets organization after the 2005 season and has since played in the farm systems of the Washington Nationals, St. Louis Cardinals and from 2007-2009 with the Seattle Mariners. He hit .297 in 108 games for the AAA Tacoma Rainiers in 2009.

Redman has signed a minor league contract, containing an invitation to spring training, with the Los Angeles Dodgers for 2010. He was assigned to the Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes to start the season. On June 25, he was suspended for 50 games for testing positive for amphetamines.[1] He was suspended for 100 games on July 26 for another failed drug test. The suspension was added onto the remaining games from his previous suspension, costing him the rest of the season.[2] In 61 games before his suspension, he hit .332 with 10 home runs and 41 RBI.

Independent Leagues[edit]

In 2011 he played independent baseball with the Bridgeport Bluefish of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, the Kansas City T-Bones of the American Association and the Olmecas de Tabasco of the Mexican Baseball League.

He re-signed with the Bluefish following the 2011 season and played there through the start of the 2015 season.[3]

Long Island Ducks[edit]

On May 1, 2015, the Bridgeport Bluefish traded Redman to the Long Island Ducks for a player to be named later. Redman made his return to Bridgeport for the first time as a visitor on May 5, 2015, in his first at bat he hit a single against former teammate DJ Mitchell. Redman was released on July 28, 2015 due to the Ducks acquisition of former MLB pitcher Rich Hill.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dodgers minor leaguer Redman suspended 50 games, San Jose Mercury News, June 25, 2010.
  2. ^ Hernandez, Dylan Some people never learn: Prentice Redman flunks another drug test, Los Angeles Times, July 26, 2010.
  3. ^ "Bluefish Add Pair Of Outfielders". bridgeportbluefish.com. 2012-04-04. Retrieved 2012-04-21. 

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