Tim Redding has made two starts in AAA Buffalo, Redding reports that he's healthy and ready to start his Mets' career. However, Jerry Manuel isn't so sure that there's room for Redding with Jon Niese pitching well.
Tim Redding pronounced himself 100-percent healthy after Monday's outing with Triple-A Buffalo. On the DL with a strained right rotator cuff, Redding tossed seven innings, allowed three runs, seven hits and one walk and struck out four. Manuel offered no guarantees Redding will get called up any time soon.
"I would say not if the young man continues to pitch well," he said, referring to today's starter, rookie Jon Niese. "I don't know what the laws are for that type of thing. But for me, if the guy is pitching well at the major-league level, I'd like to keep him at the major-league level." source Newsday