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.