The Phillies have placed 33-year old righty starting pitcher Tim Redding to a minor league deal. Redding pitched in 13 games (all starts) in AAA-ball for the Dodgers earlier this year and he was 2-7 with a 6.59 ERA and a 1.62 WHIP. Redding gave up 91 hits (11 homers) in only 69 2/3 innings for the Dodgers’ AAA-team this year so he was getting hit hard. Redding has pitched in 179 games (144 starts) in parts of 8 years in the majors and he is 37-57 with a 4.95 ERA and a 1.49 WHIP. There’s no harm in giving a guy like Redding a shot in the minors to get his act back together.