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Addison Devon Reed (born December 27, 1988) is an American professional baseball pitcher who is a free agent. He previously played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Chicago White Sox, Arizona Diamondbacks, New York Mets, Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins.

Addison Reed
Addison Reed on Opening Day 2018 (41105379961) (cropped).jpg
Reed with the Twins in 2018
Free agent
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 2018 Season)
Win–loss record19–27
Earned run average3.53

Amateur careerEdit

Professional careerEdit

Chicago White SoxEdit

Reed with the Chicago White Sox

The Chicago White Sox selected Reed in the third round of the 2010 Major League Baseball draft.[2] He was named the relief pitcher on Baseball America's 2011 Minor League All Star team.[3]

Reed was called up to the majors for the first time on September 2, 2011.[4] 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.[5]

Reed finished the 2012 season with 29 saves despite 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.[6] 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 over 68 appearances.

Arizona DiamondbacksEdit

Reed with the Arizona Diamondbacks

On December 16, 2013, the White Sox traded Reed to the Arizona Diamondbacks for infielder Matt Davidson.[7] Reed was named the new Diamondbacks closer for the 2014 season. He was removed from the closer role in May 2015,[8] and optioned to the Reno Aces in June after allowing 16 runs in 24 innings.[9] The Diamondbacks recalled Reed in July.[10]

Reed finished the 2014 season with a record of 1-7, a 4.25 ERA, 32 saves with a 1.21 WHIP in ​59 13 innings pitched in 62 games.[citation needed]

New York MetsEdit

On August 30, 2015, the Diamondbacks traded Reed to the New York Mets for Matt Koch and Miller Diaz.[11] 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 Ks and a WHIP of 1.38 in 56 innings pitched in 55 games with both the Diamondbacks and the Mets. He had a major-league-leading 40 holds.[12]

Reed with the Mets in 2016

Reed made the 2016 Opening Day Roster as the setup man for Jeurys Familia.[citation needed] The 2016 season was one of Reed's best, as he posted career numbers as well as nabbing the Mets franchise record for the most holds in a season.[citation needed] In 2017, with Familia injured, Reed served as the Mets' closer.

Boston Red SoxEdit

On July 31, 2017, the Mets traded Reed to the Boston Red Sox for three minor league pitchers, Jamie Callahan, Stephen Nogosek, and Gerson Bautista.[13]

Minnesota TwinsEdit

On January 15, 2018, Reed signed a two-year, $16.75 million contract with the Minnesota Twins.[14] Through 55 appearances in 2018, he had an ERA of 4.50 and allowed 65 hits in 56 innings. He began the 2019 season on the injured list with a thumb sprain. He was designated for assignment on May 16, 2019.[15] He was released on May 21.

Personal lifeEdit

Reed and his wife Cady married in November 2014. They welcomed their first child, a daughter, in July 2015.[16]


  1. ^ Tony Gwynn left his mark on area athletes – Daily Bulletin
  2. ^ White Sox stock up on college pitchers Archived March 21, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ J.J. Cooper and Matt Eddy (September 16, 2011). "2011 Minor League All-Star Team". Baseball America. Retrieved October 2, 2011.
  4. ^ "Three Knights Players Called Up to Major Leagues - Charlotte Knights News". Charlotte Knights. Retrieved August 30, 2015.
  5. ^ The Sports Xchange (May 23, 2012). "Reed officially designated as White Sox closer". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved May 23, 2012.
  6. ^ "White Sox run streak to six with Gillaspie's HR in 12th". August 23, 2013. Retrieved August 27, 2013.
  7. ^ "Diamondbacks trade for White Sox closer Addison Reed | HardballTalk". November 26, 2013. Retrieved December 16, 2013.
  8. ^ Nick Piecoro, azcentral sports (May 15, 2015). "Addison Reed out as Arizona Diamondbacks closer". azcentral. Retrieved August 30, 2015.
  9. ^ "Diamondbacks demote $4.9 million former closer Addison Reed to Triple-A - HardballTalk". Retrieved August 30, 2015.
  10. ^ "Diamondbacks summon RP Addison Reed from Triple-A". Retrieved August 30, 2015.
  11. ^ "Mets finalize Addison Reed deal, ship 2 pitchers to Arizona". New York Post. Retrieved August 30, 2015.
  12. ^ Major League Leaderboards » 2016 » Pitchers » Standard Statistics | FanGraphs Baseball
  13. ^ Browne, Ian (July 31, 2017). "Red Sox acquire Reed for 3 prospects". Retrieved July 31, 2017.
  14. ^ Associated Press (January 15, 2018). "Reliever Addison Reed, Twins finalize two-year, $16.75 million deal". USA Today. Retrieved January 15, 2018.
  15. ^ RotoWire Staff (May 16, 2019). "Twins' Addison Reed: Designated for assignment". CBS Sports. Retrieved May 16, 2019.
  16. ^ "New York Mets Girlfriends And Wives: Meet 12 Of The Women Attached To The Hottest 2015 Baseball Players Ahead Of The World Series". International Business Times. Retrieved December 22, 2017.

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