From the Enquirer:
The Reds signed left-hander Michael Gosling Friday and declared him a competitor for the No. 5 spot in the rotation.
To get Gosling on the 40-man roster, the Reds designated right-hander Luke Hudson for assignment.
Gosling, 25, split last year between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Triple-A Tucson. He was 0-3 with a 4.45 ERA for the D’backs.
“He’ll be in competition for the No. 5 spot in the rotation,” Krivsky said.
Gosling’s best year was 2002 when he went 14-5 with a 3.13 ERA at Double-A El Paso. He had shoulder surgery in 2003.
Hudson, 28, might have had the best stuff in the Reds’ organization, but he’s had trouble harnessing it. He slipped to 6-9 with a 6.38 ERA last year after going 4-2 with a 2.42 ERA in ’04.
The Reds have 10 days to trade, release or outright Hudson to the minors. Krivsky said they’d be open to re-signing him to a minor-league deal if he clears waivers.
I like this signing. It’s tons better than the Perez signing of the day before. Though I’d rather see Belisle get a shot at the #5 spot, I’m hoping they’ve signed someone here that can help this team improve.
I’ve been a Reds fan since the late ’60’s, with my luck of being able to attend plenty of games at Riverfront during the BRM era. I was sitting in the Green Seats in the OF when Pete came home in ’84 and was in the Red seats when Glenn Braggs reached over the fence in ’90 to beat the Pirates. I have had many favorites from Jim Maloney to Johnny Bench, Barry Larkin, Adam Dunn, and Jay Bruce.