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Todd Redmond made his major league debut with the Cincinnati Reds in 2012.

Redmond was 8-4 with a 2.40 ERA in college in 2004. The Pittsburgh Pirates took him as a draft-and-follow in the 39th round of the 2004 amateur draft. After a second year of junior college, he was signed by scout Rob Sidwell and debuted professionally with the 2005 Williamsport Crosscutters, going 1-2 but with a 1.98 ERA. He was second in the New York-Penn League in ERA behind Bobby Parnell. In 2006, Todd was 13-6 with a 2.75 ERA for the Hickory Crawdads, striking out 148 in 160 innings. He held opponents to a .227 average and 33 walks. He tied Frank Herrmann for the South Atlantic League lead in hit batsmen (17) and was third in ERA behind Matt Maloney and Carlos Carrasco. Redmond led Pirate farmhands in strikeouts and was second in wins behind Landon Jacobsen. Baseball America rated him as having the best change-up in the Pirates system.

Redmond struggled in 2007, going 7-12 with a 4.54 ERA for the Lynchburg Hillcats though his control was good (32 walks in 143 innings). He had a 1-1, 3.12 record with the Altoona Curve. In March of 2008, he was traded to the Atlanta Braves for Tyler Yates. He went 13-5 with a 3.52 ERA for the Mississippi Braves to help them win the Southern League title; Redmond was named SL Pitcher of the Year. His 133 strikeouts tied Anthony Barnette for the league lead, was third in ERA and led in wins.

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