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Addison Reed | Relief Pitcher | #43

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (28) / 12/27/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 232
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: San Diego State
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 3 (0) / CWS
Contract: view contract details

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Marc Carig of Newsday hears that the Mets are still in on Addison Reed.
Reed was said to be nearing a three-year deal with the Phillies on Tuesday evening, but that turned out to be inaccurate. Things are moving quickly on the free agent relief market, so he should land somewhere soon. The 28-year-old right-hander opened the 2017 season as the Mets' closer before they traded him to the Red Sox on July 31 for three minor leaguers. Dec 12 - 9:33 PM

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Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic confirms that there is no agreement in place between the Phillies and free agent reliever Addison Reed.

ESPN's Buster Olney reported earlier that Philadelphia was closing in on a three-year agreement with Reed, but it seems there has been a last-minute pivot to Tommy Hunter. Reed should still land somewhere soon as the relief dominos continue to fall at the Winter Meetings in Orlando. The 28-year-old right-hander boasts a 2.40 ERA, 0.996 WHIP, and 167/28 K/BB ratio in 153 2/3 innings over the last two seasons and he operated as the Mets' closer for a time in 2017.
Dec 12 - 8:38 PM

Addison Reed is closing in on a three-year agreement with the Phillies, per ESPN's Buster Olney.

This comes on the heels of Philly's reported two-year, $16.25 million free agent agreement with setup man Pat Neshek. Reed could get another chance to close in Philadelphia after tallying 19 saves with the Mets in early-to-mid 2017 before a July 31 trade to the Red Sox. The 28-year-old right-hander owns a dominant 2.40 ERA, 0.996 WHIP, and 167/28 K/BB ratio over his last 153 2/3 innings dating back to the beginning of the 2016 season. Olney is hearing that the three-year deal will be worth around $9 million annually.
Dec 12 - 8:09 PM

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Phillies have had "ongoing discussions" with free agent reliever Addison Reed.

The Phillies have reportedly inked Pat Neshek to a two-year, $16.25 million contract, but they apparently aren't done improving their bullpen. Reed will be more costly and perhaps require another year. He posted a 2.84 ERA and 76/15 K/BB ratio over 76 innings this season between the Mets and the Red Sox.
Dec 12 - 2:03 PM

Marc Carig of Newsday says the Mets have "targeted" reliever Addison Reed.

Reed actually revived his career with the Mets after arriving in 2015. The club only just dealt him to the Red Sox a few months ago, in fact. The Mets would have competition from the Cubs and Cardinals, at least, for Reed's services. Wherever he ends up, it sounds as though the 28-year-old is being viewed as a high-leverage, late-inning reliever by clubs.
Source: Newsday
Dec 9 - 11:40 PM

Relievers Addison Reed and Brandon Morrow are "high on the Cubs' wish list," according to CBS Chicago's Bruce Levine.

The Cubs are primed to lose closer Wade Davis in free agency and Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein said the team needs to "retool the bullpen to a certain extent." Reed has closing experience and put up a 2.84 ERA and 76/15 K/BB ratio over 76 innings this past season. The Cardinals are among the other teams said to have interest in both Reed and Morrow.
Source: CBS Chicago
Dec 9 - 9:18 PM

According to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Cardinals president of baseball operations John Mozeliak met Sunday with the representatives for Addison Reed and Brandon Morrow.

Reed and Morrow have the same representatives as Yu Darvish, but it's no secret that the Cardinals are prioritizing late-inning relief. Reed posted a 2.84 ERA and 76/15 K/BB ratio over 76 innings this season between the Mets and the Red Sox. He offers plenty in the way of closing experience. As for Morrow, he put up a 2.05 ERA and 50/9 K/BB ratio in 43 2/3 innings during the regular season before some heavy usage during the postseason. Both figure to be attractive names, as they won't require giving up a draft pick like Greg Holland and Wade Davis.
Nov 13 - 10:58 PM

Red Sox acquired RHP Addison Reed from the Mets for RHPs Jamie Callahan, Gerson Bautista, and Stephen Nogosek.

The Red Sox will cover Reed’s remaining salary (approximately $2.6 million) as part of the deal. The 28-year-old will form a potent one-two punch with closer Craig Kimbrel in the back-end of Boston’s bullpen. Reed was one of baseball’s best relievers during his time with the Mets, posting a 2.09 ERA over 145 appearances.
Jul 31 - 3:08 PM

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Red Sox are "getting closer" to acquiring Addison Reed from the Mets.

Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports confirms the report and adds that only medicals stand in the way of the deal being official. Alex Speier of the Boston Globe reports that relief prospects Jamie Callahan, Gerson Bautista, and Stephen Nogosek are headed to New York. Reed should be a great addition to Boston's bullpen. The impending free agent owns a 2.20 ERA with 9.9 K/9 and 1.4 BB/9 in 128 appearances over the past two seasons.
Jul 31 - 10:25 AM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Indians are also in the mix for Mets reliever Addison Reed.

The Indians appear to be aiming to make a big splash at the trade deadline for the second straight year. The club has been connected to Rangers ace Yu Darvish, but they are working on parallel tracks depending on how talks go. Adding Reed would make a scary Cleveland bullpen even better. Reed has been mentioned most prominently with the Red Sox over the past day or so.
Jul 31 - 9:13 AM

Jerry Crasnick of ESPN reports that the Mets are engaged in trade talks with the Red Sox on Addison Reed.

Crasnick notes though that the talks are fluid and that the Mets are still talking to other clubs as well. The right-hander seems assuredly to be moved prior to Monday's deadline.
Jul 30 - 4:25 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Addison Reed is a "focus" for the Red Sox as they look to add to their relief corps.

He notes, however, that "no is trade close" and that "other teams remain involved." Reed has been among the hottest targets for just about any contender looking to upgrade their bullpen, as he boasts a 2.57 ERA and 48/6 K/BB ratio over 49 innings for the Mets this season. He's an impending free agent.
Jul 30 - 11:21 AM

Mark Feinsand of named the Brewers and Diamondbacks as teams that have shown interest in Addison Reed.

Reed is in the last year of his contract and the Mets would like to get something for him before he inevitably walks in free agency. He seems to be drawing plenty of interest with the Brewers, D'Backs, Dodgers, Rays and Red Sox among his top suitors. Going to Arizona would be a homecoming of sorts for Reed, who spent a year and a half with the D'Backs before joining the Mets late in the 2015 campaign. Reed has been filling in as the Mets' closer but may have to settle for a setup role if he's dealt at the trade deadline.
Jul 27 - 5:39 PM

Anthony DiComo of reports that "about eight teams" remain interested in Addison Reed as a trade piece.

The Rays, Dodgers and Red Sox are among the teams that have reportedly kicked the tires on potentially acquiring Reed. There is no smoke around an imminent trade at this juncture. In 48 appearances this season, the right-hander is 30-for-33 in save chances and has pitched to a 2.63 ERA with a 48/6 K/BB ratio.
Jul 26 - 4:37 PM

Addison Reed allowed an earned run and two hits in a 17-pitch ninth inning Tuesday in San Diego, securing his 18th save of the season.

Reed has saved the first two games of the series, but he has needed 38 pitches while yielding runs in back-to-back outings for just the third time this season. As such, it almost seems like a certainty that he'll be rested Wednesday should a save chance arise. If so, look for Jerry Blevins to potentially see ninth-inning duties.
Jul 26 - 2:52 AM

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