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A Lineup of Reds Who Played for Many Other Teams - a Fan Perspective
Veteran righthanded reliever Octavio Dotel recently signed with the Detroit Tigers. Dotel, when he takes the mound for the reigning AL Central champs in a few months, will be pitching for the 13th team of his 13 year career.
Though he has pitched for half of the teams in the NL Central, Dotel has never worn a Reds uniform. However, there are some former Reds players who have worn at least a half a dozen jerseys of other teams as well.
Here is a lineup of the most well-traveled former Reds players.
Catcher, Paul Bako
He spent just the 2008 season with the Reds, one of the ten teams he played for from 1998-2009.
First Base, Dave Martinez
Although primarily an outfielder, Martinez did log nearly 200 games at first base. He played for 9 teams during his 16 year career, including a stint with the 1992 Reds.
Second Base, Orlando Cabrera
He played shortstop during his 2010 season with the Reds, but he was converted to second base last year with Cleveland and San Francisco. In 15 Major League seasons, Cabrera has played with nine teams
Shortstop, Edgar Renteria
The former two-time World Series MVP last year played a part-time role with the Reds, his seventh team in sixteen seasons. A free agent this winter, Renteria could likely add another uniform to his resume.
Third Base, Aaron Boone
Though most of his six-team, 12-year career was spent in Cincinnati, Boone will forever be associated with the Yankees. He hit the game-winning blast that gave New York the 2003 AL pennant against the Red Sox.
Left Field, Reggie Sanders
Sanders appeared in three World Series and hit seven post-season homers while playing for eight teams, but the first eight of his 17 seasons were spent with the Reds.
Center Field, Mike Cameron
The most well-known Red included in the 1999 trade to get Ken Griffey, Jr. from Seattle, Cameron signed a deal with the Nationals this winter that will link him to his ninth team in a 17 year career.
Right Field, Jose Guillen
Guillen had one of the strongest arms while he patrolled the corner outfield for the 2002-2003 Reds, one of the ten teams of which he was a member during his 14 year career.
Starting Pitcher, Brett Tomko
The righthander won 29 games during his three seasons with the Reds before going on to pitch for nine other clubs.
Lefty Reliever, Arthur Rhodes
Rhodes was nearly unhittable out of the Reds 2009-2010 bullpen, finishing his Cincinnati career with a 2.41 ERA. He also pitched for seven other teams in 20 seasons, including the World Series champion Cardinals in 2011.
Righthanded Reliever, Mike Jackson
A veteran of eight teams in 17 seasons, Jackson went 6-1 for his only Reds season in 1995.
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