Saturday, January 13, 2018

MLB news: Twins sign Reed

             We have an MLB signing. This is NOT a drill. Yes, in a slow, slow MLB free agent market, the Minnesota Twins have found their probable closer after signing RHP Addison Reed to a two year, $17 million deal. He'll compete with Fernando Rodney, another recent signing, for the ninth inning.

            Reed, one of the few players on the market with closing experience, was the Mets closer in 2017 before being traded to the Red Sox. He also was the closer for the White Sox (2012-13) and Diamondbacks (2014). The Twins had one if the worst bullpens in 2017, so adding Reed, along with Rodney and LHP Zach Duke should help.

            Reed, 29, had a 2.84 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, 19 saves and 76 strikeouts in 76 innings for the New York Mets and Boston Red Sox in 2017. In his MLB career for the Red Sox, Mets, Diamondbacks and White Sox, Reed has a 3.40 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, 125 saves and 425 strikeouts in 402.2 innings.

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