'Fish Sign Redman And Gathright

The Bridgeport Bluefish announced on Wednesday that they have signer former major league outfielders Prentice Redman and Joey Gathright for the 2012 season.

Redman returns for his second season with the Bluefish. Prentice Redman was originally drafted by the New York Mets in the 10th round  (316th overall) of the 1999 MLB Amateur Draft. He played seven seasons in the Mets organization. He has best season in 2002, when he hit .283 with 11 home runs, 63 RBI and 43 stolen bases for Binghamton(AA). In 2003, he played 15 games in the major leagues for Mets. Redman has also played in the Washington Nationals, St. Louis Cardinals, Seattle Mariners and Los Angeles Dodgers organizations. Last season, he split time between Bridgeport, Tabasco(AAA) and Kansas City of the American Association.

Joey Gathright returns for his second season in the Atlantic League. He previously played for the Long Island Ducks in 2010. Gathright was originally selected by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 32nd round (949th overall) of the 2001 MLB Amateur Draft. He played parts of 7 seasons in the major leagues with the Tampa Rays, Kansas City Royals, Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox. He has a major league .263 batting average with 178 runs, 96 RBI, and 81 stolen bases. Last season, he played in 7 games for the Boston Red Sox, and also had stops in Pawtucket(AAA), Yuma in the North American League, and Shreveport-Bossier in the American Association.

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