Addison Reed

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Addison Reed
Addison Reed on September 18, 2015.jpg
Reed with the New York Mets in 2015
New York Mets – No. 43
Born: (1988-12-27) December 27, 1988 (age 30)
Montclair, California
Bats: Left Throws: Right
MLB debut
September 4, 2011, for the Chicago White Sox
MLB statistics
(through April 20, 2016)
Win–loss record 12–16
Earned run average 3.93
Strikeouts 273
Saves 106

Addison Devon Reed (born December 27, 1988) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball (MLB). He pitched in MLB for the Chicago White Sox from 2011 through 2013 and for the Arizona Diamondbacks from 2014 through 2015.

Professional career

Reed during his tenure with the Chicago White Sox in 2012

Reed was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the third round of the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft out of San Diego State University.[1] He was named the relief pitcher on Baseball America's 2011 Minor League All Star team.[2]

Chicago White Sox

Reed was called up to the majors for the first time on September 2, 2011.[3] Reed picked up his first career save on May 5, 2012, against the Detroit Tigers pitching one-third of an inning striking out the only batter he faced, Austin Jackson, during a 3-2 White Sox victory. On May 23, 2012, manager Robin Ventura officially named Reed as the team's closer.[4]

Reed finished the 2012 season with 29 saves despite owning an ERA of 4.75 in 62 games.

Reed played the 2013 season as the team's closer. Reed earned his 50th career save in a game against the Kansas City Royals on June 22, 2013. On August 22, 2013, Reed saved a sixth consecutive game, becoming the first player in Chicago White Sox history to do so, and the first player in the Major Leagues since Éric Gagné did it for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2003.[5] Reed finished the year going 40-48 in save opportunities, going 5-4 with a 3.79 ERA, striking out 72 in 71.1 innings in 68 appearances.

Arizona Diamondbacks

Reed pitching for the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2015

On December 16, 2013, the White Sox traded Reed to the Arizona Diamondbacks for infielder Matt Davidson.[6] Reed was named the new Diamondbacks closer for the 2014 season. He was removed from the closer role in May 2015,[7] and optioned to the Reno Aces in June after allowing 16 runs in 24 innings.[8] The Diamondbacks recalled Reed in July.[9]

Reed finished the 2014 season with a record of 1-7, 4.25 ERA, 32 saves with a 1.21 WHIP in 59.1 IP in 62 games.

New York Mets

On August 30, 2015, the Diamondbacks traded Reed to the New York Mets for two minor league players.[10] Reed was the losing pitcher in the deciding Game 5 of the 2015 World Series. Reed finished the 2015 season with a record of 3-3, 3.38 ERA, 4 saves with 51 K's and an WHIP of 1.38 in 56 innings pitched in 55 games with both the Diamondbacks and the Mets. Reed made the 2016 Opening Day Roster as the setup man for Jeurys Familia.

Reed with the Mets in 2016.


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  2. J.J. Cooper and Matt Eddy (September 16, 2011). "2011 Minor League All-Star Team". Baseball America. Retrieved October 2, 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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  4. The Sports Xchange (May 23, 2012). "Reed officially designated as White Sox closer". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved May 23, 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "White Sox run streak to six with Gillaspie's HR in 12th". August 23, 2013. Retrieved August 27, 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "Diamondbacks trade for White Sox closer Addison Reed | HardballTalk". November 26, 2013. Retrieved December 16, 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. Nick Piecoro, azcentral sports (May 15, 2015). "Addison Reed out as Arizona Diamondbacks closer". azcentral. Retrieved August 30, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. "Diamondbacks demote $4.9 million former closer Addison Reed to Triple-A - HardballTalk". Retrieved August 30, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. "Diamondbacks summon RP Addison Reed from Triple-A". Retrieved August 30, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. "Mets finalize Addison Reed deal, ship 2 pitchers to Arizona". New York Post. Retrieved August 30, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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