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Addison Reed | Relief Pitcher

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (26) / 12/27/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 232
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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The Arizona Republic's Nick Piecoro reports that the Diamondbacks are moving closer to putting Addison Reed back into the closer's role.
Brad Ziegler is a better pitcher than Reed, but the Diamondbacks would still be better off with Ziegler in a setup role, since he can be better spotted against right-handed hitters then than he can as the ninth-inning guy. Reed doesn't have such significant platoon splits. May 30 - 3:37 PM

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After entering a tie game, Addison Reed gave up two runs in one-third of an inning Friday against the Cubs.

This won't help his chances of returning to the closer's role anytime soon. Reed had pitched four scoreless innings since losing his job by giving up four runs on May 13.
May 23 - 1:38 AM

Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said Friday that Addison Reed has been demoted from the closer role.

He plans to play the matchups, although Brad Ziegler would seem to be the clear favorite for save chances. Reed will work earlier in the game as he attempts to fine-tune his mechanics. The demotion doesn't come as a surprise, as Reed has blown two of four save chances while posting a 7.20 ERA. For what it's worth, Hale said he envisions Reed returning to the ninth inning once he gets his mechanics in order.
May 15 - 5:14 PM

Addison Reed blew his first save of the season in Thursday's 7-6, 12-inning victory against the Giants.

It wasn't his fault. Protecting a 4-3 lead in the ninth, Buster Posey reached on an infield single and Reed proceeded to record two straight outs. He induced a towering fly to Joe Panik which should have been caught by Ender Inciarte but which turned into a game-tying RBI triple. On the other hand, the shot to right center probably would have been a home run in most any park but AT&T. Regardless, Reed issued an intentional free pass to Brandon Crawford and then walked Casey McGehee to load the bases. Andrew Chafin was brought in to face the lefty Nori Aoki and struck him out to strand the bases loaded. Though this was the first run Reed has given up all year, he now has an unsightly 2.63 WHIP in three appearances. Perhaps his shoulder is still bothering him a bit.
Apr 17 - 2:46 AM

Addison Reed worked around a two-out walk to preserve the Diamondbacks' one-run lead in Tuesday's win against the Giants.

Reed got the first two outs on a Hector Sanchez strikeout and a Norichika Aoki ground out, but walked Joe Panik to put the tying run on first base. He was able to strike out Angel Pagan to end the ballgame. Due to a balky shoulder, Reed logged only 3 1/3 innings during the spring, but he was still ready in time for the regular season. Given his health and last year's performance, however, he's not exactly the most reliable closer to have for fantasy purposes.
Apr 8 - 1:00 AM

Addison Reed is altering his delivery as a means to reduce stress on his shoulder.

Reed is working on not throwing across his body as much. "We're definitely not taking away going across my body," said Reed. "I've been doing that since I was in college. I'm still going to step across, but just not as far." The closer insists that he's feeling "100 percent," but the fact that he's tweaking his delivery in part to ease stress on his shoulder throws up a red flag. Reed has yet to appear in a Cactus League game but insists he'll be ready for Opening Day.
Mar 15 - 9:32 AM

Addison Reed (shoulder) threw a bullpen session on Wednesday.

Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale indicated on Monday that Reed is on track to be ready for Opening Day. The Arizona closer has been battling shoulder soreness since the start of camp, but he should make his way into Cactus League play within the next week or two.
Mar 11 - 3:04 PM

Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said Monday that Addison Reed (shoulder) will be ready for Opening Day "if everything progresses like it has."

"He's ready to go, he's been progressing right on time," Hale said. Reed remains limited to flat-ground throwing while battling some shoulder soreness, but it appears the D'Backs are just being extra cautious here. Hale wasn't sure when his closer would throw from the bump again. Brad Ziegler would likely fill in at closer if Reed has a setback.
Mar 10 - 6:23 PM

Addison Reed (shoulder) is 2-2 1/2 weeks away from throwing off a mound.

Reed has battled some shoulder soreness at the beginning of camp but says it's now completely gone. While the closer is a couple weeks behind his normal schedule, he remains on track to be ready for Opening Day, barring any setbacks. If he should experience a bump in the road and need a disabled list stint, Brad Ziegler would likely fill in at closer. Reed put up a 4.25 ERA and 69/15 K/BB ratio over 59 1/3 innings for the Diamondbacks last season.
Mar 1 - 2:39 PM

Addison Reed is battling some mild arm soreness.

It's something to monitor but not a huge concern here in mid-February. Reed will be given a day or two of rest and should then resume his normal spring training routine. The 26-year-old right-hander is poised to open the 2015 season as the Diamondbacks' closer.
Feb 19 - 2:36 PM

Diamondbacks and RHP Addison Reed avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $4.875 million contract.

It's much closer to the $4.7 million the D'Backs offered last month, though Reed will have a chance to earn $50,000 more through incentives. The closer posted a 4.25 ERA but a terrific 69/15 K/BB ratio over 59 1/3 innings for Arizona last season.
Feb 13 - 12:31 PM

Addison Reed requested $5.6 million and was offered $4.7 million by the Diamondbacks when arbitration figures were exchanged.

Both numbers are well above MLBTradeRumors.com's projection of $3.8 million. It's probably not a gap sizable enough to preclude an agreement in order to avoid a hearing.
Jan 16 - 6:01 PM

Addison Reed blew his sixth save of the season, allowing a walk-off two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth as the D'Backs fell to the Rockies on Thursday.

Reed has now allowed runs in each of his last three appearances, though Rosario's blast was his first home run allowed since July 30. Reed just hasn't had a very good season, now the owner of an ugly 4.40 ERA with a 1.24 WHIP and a 66/15 K/BB ratio.
Thu, Sep 18, 2014 11:35:00 PM

Addison Reed gave up four hits and two runs in a non-save situation against the Padres on Sunday.

Brought in to preserve a four-run lead, Reed instead allowed hits to three of the first four batters he faced. With two runners on and two outs, Cameron Maybin represented the winning run, grounding out to end the game. Reed has allowed runs in two of his last three appearances to raise his ERA to 3.83. Reed has 31 saves in his first year in the desert.
Sun, Sep 14, 2014 10:20:00 PM

Addison Reed recorded a pair of strikeouts in a perfect ninth inning as he notched his 31st save in Friday's win against the Rockies.

The D'Backs had taken a 5-2 lead in the bottom of the eighth, so Reed had plenty of breathing room. Reed is 31-for-36 in save chances with a 3.61 ERA, a 1.11 WHIP, and a 62/12 K/BB ratio in 52 1/3 innings.
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 12:36:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tuffy Gosewisch
2Jarrod Saltalamacchia
3Gerald Laird
4Jordan Pacheco
5Oscar Hernandez
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2B1Chris Owings
2Aaron Hill
SS1Nick Ahmed
2Cliff Pennington
3B1Jake Lamb
LF1Ender Inciarte
2David Peralta
CF1A.J. Pollock
RF1Mark Trumbo
2Yasmany Tomas
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Josh Collmenter
2Jeremy Hellickson
3Chase Anderson
4Rubby De La Rosa
5Archie Bradley
6Bronson Arroyo
7Patrick Corbin
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brad Ziegler
2Enrique Burgos
3Addison Reed
4David Hernandez
5Oliver Perez
6Daniel Hudson
7Randall Delgado
8J.C. Ramirez
9Andrew Chafin
10Vidal Nuno