Friday, February 10, 2006

'Cool Hand' Luke gets handshake and designation

Luke Hudson ended the 2004 season as the Reds' most promising young pitcher going 4-1 with a 1.67 ERA in his final eight starts. Last season, he dropped to 6-9 with a 6.38 ERA in 16 starts.

Today, Hudson was designated for assignment to make room for left-hander Michael Gosling who was claimed off waivers from the Diamondbacks.

The 25-year old Gosling, who was selected by Arizona in the second round of the 2001 first-year player draft, recovered from shoulder surgery to make his big-league debut in 2004.

He split last season between Triple-A Tucson and Arizona going a combined 4-9 with a 5.56 ERA in 30 games including 22 starts.

The Reds have 10 days to trade, release or outright Hudson.

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