This morning Omar Minaya announced that Redding would be shelved indefinitely due to his shoulder which is what got him off to a slow start. This almost assures that he will start the year on the disable list.
There is a discrepancy about the injury, Minaya described it as general weakness and a dead arm. Redding disputed that description stating that he was have soreness and muscle ache in the back of the shoulder. Redding's description sounded much more serious then Minaya's.
With Redding out that actually opens two spots, Redding came to camp as the front runner for the fifth starters spot but if he failed to make the rotation the long man role was his. Now others will fill both those spots, the contenders are Livan Hernandez, Freddy Garcia, Jon Niese and Bobby Parnell.....
"It's a pinpoint area that's giving me discomfort," he said. "It's not a burn or a shooting pain. It's just an achiness, and the only way to get that better is to back off getting into the games." source NY Post