Tim Redding has been given a slot in our ongoing NoNoHitters.com poll asking who will throw the first New York Mets no-hitter.
The Mets signed the former Washington Nationals starter to a $2.25 million, one-year deal, filling the fourth starter slot behind Johan Santana, John Maine and Mike Pelfrey. With the Atlanta Braves signing Derek Lowe (who has already thrown a no-hitter), the latest potential scenario has the Mets resigning Oliver Perez for the fifth spot. Pedro Martinez also remains a possibility.
Last season for the Nats, Redding threw a no-hitter through five innings against the Phillies Aug. 31 before giving up a sixth-inning infield single to Shane Victorino.
The only vote-getter we’ve been able to remove from the poll so far this off-season is Claudio Vargas, who has been signed to a one-year deal by the Los Angeles Dodgers. The other names in the poll remain possible starters, injuries permitting.