Reports: Mets acquire Diamondbacks reliever Addison Reed

Saturday August 29th, 2015

The Mets have acquired Diamondbacks reliever Addison Reed, according to multiple reports.

The deal was reported by ESPN's Adam Rubin and confirmed by Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal. Rubin reports the deal is pending Reed's physical. The Diamondbacks will receive two unnamed minor leaguers in exchange.

Reed, 26, holds a 4.20 ERA and 1.50 WHIP and has 34 strikeouts in 38 appearances for the Diamondbacks this season. He spent parts of past three seasons as the closer for the D'Backs and White Sox and has 104 career saves. He cleared waivers earlier in the month, making him eligible for a deal to any team.

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The righthander adds experience to a Mets bullpen that features Jeurys Familia in the closer's role and Tyler Clippard in the eighth-inning role. Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia was suspended for 162 games in July after a positive test for performance-enhancing drugs, and former closer Bobby Parnell has struggled since returning from Tommy John surgery (5.59 ERA in 23 appearances). The addition of another experienced late-inning reliever should bolster the stretch run for New York, which entering Saturday held a 6 1/2 game lead on the Washington Nationals in the NL East.

Jeremy Woo

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