Arredondo Suspended by Reds

Aug 20, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Cincinnati Reds pitcher Jose Arredondo (33) during batting practice prior to playing the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. (Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports)

Like some of you, I was looking at the roster for the Louisville Bats and saw that the status for Jose Arredondo had been changed to “Suspended”.

C. Trent Rosecrans cites Reds GM Walt Jocketty as saying the suspension will be “short”, but Walt added this…

“It was a disciplinary action we took, nothing major, but something we felt we had to address,” Jocketty said.

Not making the Reds roster out of spring training was a surprise to many. It was thought Arredondo was a shoo-in to be on the 25-man as the Reds headed to Cincy for their opening series of the season. The team and Arredondo had agreed to a two-year, $2M deal make the chances of Arredondo making the roster even more prevalent. Given the team’s history working of fiscal parameters, this led even more to the credence that Arredondo would no doubt don a Reds uniform for 2013.

He didn’t and the process began. Waiver claim, trade or, as it ended up being, sent to the minors.

It was a surprise that Arredondo cleared waivers and ultimately sent to Louisville. Could have been a humbling experience, but Arredondo has had issues – those surrounding the suspension aside – since the demotion. He has struggled with his control with 20 walks in 21.2 innings and 3 wild pitches.

There is still mystery as the cause of the suspension other than “disciplinary action” description from Jocketty as well as no formal number of days.

And we all know Walt can be tight-lipped.

Topics: Cincinnati Reds, Jose Arredondo

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