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Reds sign Jason Isringhausen to minor-league contract

Jul 22, 2010, 12:47 PM EDT

After throwing for the Reds earlier this week Jason Isringhausen was quickly offered a minor-league contract by general manager Walt Jocketty and today he accepted the deal.
John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that Isringhausen will be assigned to Triple-A and “will take at least a couple of weeks to get ready” for a potential call-up to Cincinnati.
Isringhausen is a year removed from Tommy John elbow surgery and reportedly looked good during the throwing session, but the 37-year-old former Cardinals closer hasn’t been healthy and effective since 2007.

  1. josh - Jul 22, 2010 at 1:00 PM

    So Gary Mathews Jr was signed to a minor league deal which was panned here. Since then, he hasn’t played in the majors, but has played well in AAA. It isn’t unreasonable to think he’ll above replacement level if he is called upon, but obviously isn’t being asked to do more than that. I think HBT was about 100% wrong for ripping that deal at the time; snark that is wrong is pointless.

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