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Braves send Redmond to Reds for SS Janish

Photo: David McGregor Gwinnett’s Todd Redmond pitches during the the G-Braves’ victory over Charlotte on Saturday. Redmond went seven innings and only gave up one run in his first start of the season. 

Photo: David McGregor Gwinnett’s Todd Redmond pitches during the the G-Braves’ victory over Charlotte on Saturday. Redmond went seven innings and only gave up one run in his first start of the season. 

Staff WriterA starting pitcher for the Gwinnett Braves since the team moved to Lawrenceville in 2009, Todd Redmond is no longer a Brave at all.

The Braves traded the Class AAA pitcher to the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday for shortstop Paul Janish.

The move gives the Braves another option at shortstop with rookie starter Andrelton Simmons on the disabled list with a fractured right pinky finger and expected to miss at least six weeks. Atlanta called up opening day starting shortstop Tyler Pastornicky on Saturday before completing the trade for Janish.

Janish played most of last season in the big leagues with the Reds, hitting .214 in 114 games. This year with Louisville he is hitting .237. He lacks the bat of Pastornicky, but is a strong defensive shortstop.

Redmond, who has been the best pitcher for the G-Braves this season, leaves Gwinnett after being its innings leader the past four seasons. He is 6-6 with a 3.58 ERA this season and got his first big-leauge call-up in June, but did not make an appearance. He was assigned to the Reds Class AAA team in Louisville, swapping dugouts with Gwinnett wrapping up a series with the Bats.