Earlier this week I was wondering to myself why the White Sox hadn't been active in their pursuit of non-roster invitees. They're cheap because, for the most part, they're not very good. Every once in a while, however, you find an Esteban Loaiza, and these deals come out smelling like roses.
I missed the Redding signing because the announcement was buried at the bottom of an article about Timo. The last thing I want to do is read articles about Timo. So naturally, I just skimmed it.
Redding will make $500,000 if he makes the major-league roster, with another $400,000-plus available in bonuses. He can request a release if he doesn't break camp with the team. He will get every opportunity in a starting role in spring training with Mark Buehrle (United States), Freddy Garcia (Venezuela) and Javier Vazquez (Puerto Rico) all pitching in the World Baseball Classic.