Sanford resident Rob Wooten has signed a minor league deal to pitch for the Cincinnati Reds organization, according to website MLBtraderumors.com:
The website notes that “Wooten last pitched in the majors in 2015, when he totaled six innings as a member of the Brewers. Overall, he has registered a 5.03 ERA, 7.01 K/9, 2.91 BB/9 and 48.1 ground-ball rate in 68 major league innings – all of which have come with the Brewers, who selected him in the 13th round of the 2008 draft. The 31-year-old spent last season with the Braves’ Triple-A affiliate and recorded a 3.58 ERA, 7.4 K/9 and 1.36 BB/9 in 73 frames.”
Wooten announced the signing on Twitter yesterday:
Wooten spent 2016 in the minors with the Atlanta Braves organization. The Rant noted his signing in January of that year. The team released him in May before signing him to a new contract less than a month later, according to Wikipedia.
Wooten first made the major leagues in 2013, according to this article in the Sanford Herald (subscription required).