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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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Diamondbacks recalled RHP Addison Reed from Triple-A Reno.
Reed has posted a 1.74 ERA with 11 strikeouts over 10 1/3 innings since being demoted to Reno last month. He'll surely be used in low-leverage situations initially but could work his way into a setup role. Jul 29 - 8:27 AM

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Diamondbacks optioned RHP Addison Reed to Triple-A Reno.

It's been a disaster of a season for Reed, who was demoted from his closer role over a month ago and hasn't pitched any better in lower-leverage situations. He holds a 5.92 ERA and 1.73 WHIP across 25 relief appearances. Enrique Burgos has been activated from the disabled list to take his spot in the bullpen.
Jun 22 - 4:08 PM

Addison Reed gave up four earned runs in less than an inning of work Saturday against the Padres.

Reed surrendered a walk, a double, two triples, and a Melvin Upton homer while recording only two outs in the brutal appearance. The 26-year-old right-hander now has a 5.92 ERA and 1.73 WHIP in 24 1/3 innings this season. He's nothing more than a middle reliever now.
Jun 21 - 12:54 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Welington Castillo
2Jarrod Saltalamacchia
3Oscar Hernandez
4Gerald Laird
5Tuffy Gosewisch
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2B1Chris Owings
2Aaron Hill
3Phil Gosselin
SS1Nick Ahmed
2Cliff Pennington
3B1Jake Lamb
LF1David Peralta
2Ender Inciarte
CF1A.J. Pollock
RF1Yasmany Tomas
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Patrick Corbin
2Chase Anderson
3Rubby De La Rosa
4Jeremy Hellickson
5Archie Bradley
6Robbie Ray
7Zack Godley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brad Ziegler
2Daniel Hudson
3David Hernandez
4Andrew Chafin
5Oliver Perez
6Randall Delgado
7Josh Collmenter
8Addison Reed