Pirates remove Tike Redman from 40-man roster

11/19/2005 - MLB Tike Redman Pittsburgh Pirates + more

PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh center fielder Tike Redman was
removed from the 40-man roster Saturday and must be traded or
released within 10 days.

Pitcher Jeff Miller, utility infielder Bobby Hill and outfielder
Michael Restovich were also designated for assignment.

Pitchers Sean Burnett and John Van Benschoten, who each missed
last season because of surgery, were reinstated from the 60-day
disabled list along with second baseman Jose Castillo and
outfielder Chris Duffy.

Redman hit .251 with two homers and 26 RBI in 135 games, but
saw his playing time decrease during the season. He lost his
starting job after Duffy moved up from Triple-A Indianapolis at

Added to the 40-man roster were infielders Yurendell DeCaster,
Javier Guzman, Craig Stansberry and pitcher Josh Sharpless.
Sharpless, a 24th-round draft pick in 2003, allowed only three
earned runs in 36 1/3 innings -- an 0.74 ERA -- at Class A Lynchburg
and Double-A Altoona.