CINCINNATI – The Reds have reached agreement on a two-year deal with right-handed reliever Jose Arredondo, their last player left in salary arbitration.
The Reds signed the 27-year-old pitcher to a minor league deal in January 2010, knowing he would likely have reconstructive elbow surgery a few weeks later. He spent the whole year on the disabled list.
Arredondo made US$480,000 last season, when he went 4-4 with a 3.23 ERA in 53 appearances around two stints on the disabled list. After the season, he asked for $875,000 in arbitration. The club offered $725,000.
The Reds are hoping that Arredondo can get back to pitching the way he did before surgery. Arredondo went 10-2 with a 1.62 ERA in 52 relief appearances for the Angels in 2008.