September 1, 1989 |
The Minnesota Twins have reopened negotiations with relief ace Jeff Reardon that broke off in July, team Executive Vice President Andy MacPhail said. Reardon had threatened to test the free agent market when the Twins declined to offer him a two-year guaranteed contract last spring. MacPhail said Thursday that the Twins are discussing a two-year guaranteed contract, believed to be worth between $3.1 million and $3.2 million.
February 4, 1987
Jeff Reardon, top relief pitcher for the Montreal Expos, was traded Tuesday to the Minnesota Twins for pitcher Neal Heaton, catcher Jeff Reed and two minor league pitchers. The Twins also received catcher Tom Nieto. The minor leaguers going to Montreal are Al Cardwood and Yorkis Perez. "Reardon had more saves than our whole ballclub last year," Twin Manager Tom Kelly said. "He's the guy we're definitely looking for to win some of these games."
August 31, 1992 |
Jeff Reardon, the major leagues' all-time saves leader, was traded by the Boston Red Sox to Atlanta on Sunday as the Braves tried to bolster their bullpen for the stretch. The trade, in which the Red Sox received two players to be named, was announced with Atlanta 4 1/2 games ahead of second-place Cincinnati in the National League West. Alejandro Pena, who leads the Braves with 15 saves, went on the disabled list Aug. 21 with pain in his right elbow.
June 16, 1992 |
John Dopson was on the verge of pitching his first shutout, but Boston Manager Butch Hobson was not going to deny Jeff Reardon a chance to become baseball's all-time save leader. Reardon set the record with his 342nd save, combining with Dopson for a six-hitter and a 1-0 victory over the New York Yankees Monday night at Boston. "They'd have hung me if I didn't bring him in," Hobson said. "Dopper knew he did his job. It was set up just right, just right, couldn't have wrote it any better."
October 17, 1992 |
Baseball's all-time save leader, Jeff Reardon is nicknamed "the Terminator" because he chokes off opponents' late-inning rallies. But Reardon says his job is to retire hitters, not rile them. He wears a full beard and a stern expression that give him a menacing demeanor, but Reardon displays little emotion on the mound. There is none of the fist-pumping, finger-pointing exultation of the type Dennis Eckersley exhibits, which so annoyed the Toronto Blue Jays during the American League playoff.
April 18, 1994 |
The beard is gone, and Sunday the knuckleball disappeared, too. Yet there was no mistaking Jeff Reardon. Reardon pitched a perfect ninth inning for his second save and the New York Yankees defeated the Tigers, 8-6, at Detroit. "I always go right after hitters," Reardon said. Right. But he's not accustomed to having someone else warming up in the bullpen while he is pitching. This time, the Yankees had Steve Howe getting ready. That means Reardon isn't "the man" anymore, and he knows it.