Timothy James Redding (born February 12, 1978) is an American baseball player and starting pitcher for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball. He has also pitched for the Houston Astros, San Diego Padres, New York Yankees, and Washington Nationals.
Redding was born in Rochester, New York. Growing up in Churchville, a town just outside of Rochester, he was a fan of the New York Yankees as a child. He graduated from Churchville-Chili Senior High School, then played college baseball at Monroe Community College. He is the nephew of actress Joyce Randolph, best known for playing Trixie Norton on The Honeymooners.
In the 1997 Major League Baseball Draft Redding was drafted by the Houston Astros in the 20th round (610th). A less than stellar career, however, eventually led to a 2004 trade to the San Diego Padres for Humberto Quintero.