Brian Eric Reith (born February 28, 1978 in Fort Wayne, Indiana) is a former professional baseball pitcher.

Brian Reith
Born: (1978-02-28) February 28, 1978 (age 41)
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Batted: Right Threw: Right
Professional debut
MLB: May 16, 2001, for the Cincinnati Reds
CPBL: July 1, 2007, for the Uni-President Lions
Last appearance
MLB: June 14, 2004, for the Cincinnati Reds
CPBL: 2007, for the Uni-President Lions
MLB statistics
Win–loss record4–12
Earned run average5.92


He was drafted by the New York Yankees in the 6th round of the 1996 Major League Baseball Draft. He was traded with Drew Henson, Jackson Melián, and Ed Yarnall for Denny Neagle and Mike Frank. Reith made his Major League debut playing for the Cincinnati Reds in 2001.

In 2007, Reith played for the Somerset Patriots in the independent Atlantic League. In 8 games, he was 2–3 with a 2.70 ERA before signing with the Uni-President Lions in the CPBL.[1] Again with Somerset in 2008, he started 8 games before eventually becoming the closer. Reith went 5–4 with a 3.94 ERA and 16 saves during the season.

In December 2008, Reith signed a minor league contract with the Milwaukee Brewers, but was released before the 2009 season's start. He split the 2009 season between the Tigres de Quintana Roo of the Mexican League and two independent teams, the Joliet JackHammers of the Northern League and the Camden Riversharks of the Atlantic League.

Reith currently serves as the pitching coach for the Bowling Green Hot Rods.


  1. ^ "Nashville Sounds free agent signings". November 4, 2008. Archived from the original on December 24, 2008. Retrieved December 25, 2008.

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