Addison Reed named White Sox closer

Thursday May 24th, 2012

Addison Reed Addison Reed is tied for the team lead in saves with four. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Before Wednesday night's game against the Minnesota Twins, Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura officially named rookie righthander Addison Reed as the team's closer. Reed has recorded the Pale Hose's last four saves but the team had not officially anointed him until now.

"He's earned that," Ventura said, according to Scott Powers of "I feel comfortable with him in there. That's who we'd be using if we're winning. Some nights he's up at 98 [mph], some nights it's 96, but still pretty good. Even when you'd look at him and think he doesn't have it, he's got it."

Reed was the team's third-round pick in 2010 out of San Diego State. He made his major league debut last September and saw action in six games.

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