Addison Reed traded to Boston; Tribe "pushing hard" for Britton
Addison Reed is headed to Boston.
According to Ken Rosenthal, the New York Mets closer is heading to the Red Sox. In return, the Mets will pick up three prospects, Jamie Callahan, Gerson Bautista and Stephen Nogosek, according to the Boston Globe.
This morning, it was reported that the Indians were in the mix for both Reed and the Rangers Yu Darvish. Reed has 17 saves for the Mets this year, and has a 2.57 ERA. He is slated to become a free agent following the 2017 season.
According to a separate report from Paul Hoynes, the Indians are still "pushing hard" for Baltimore reliever Zach Britton. There is still some uncertainty, however, about whether or not the Orioles will be willing to move him.
In 19 games this season, Britton currently has a 3.32 ERA. He has had two stints on the DL this year with forearm injuries. The 2017 season is in stark contrast to the 2016 season for Britton. Last year, he was 47-for-47 in save attempts and ended the season with a 0.57 ERA