With Mike Hampton newly injured, the Braves signed former Bucs hurler Mark Redman to a minor league contract. Redman is the second former Pirate the Braves have signed to a surprisingly cheap deal this offseason (Craig Wilson was the first). Steve Trachsel got $3.1 million when the Orioles got desperate in the wake of Kris Benson's injury. As horrible as Redman was last year (he had a 5.71 ERA for the Royals), I'd take him over Trachsel this year.
Upset at what he felt was Sanchez's pattern of lateness for rehabilitation, Randolph evicted the reliever from the Tradition Field complex shortly after Sanchez arrived yesterday morning. Sanchez also was assessed a fine. He was told he can return to camp today.