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D-backs' Reed cuts out smokeless tobacco, not success

PHOENIX -- Arizona closer Addison Reed is into round numbers these days. Reed recorded his 100th career save on Friday while running his streak of successful conversions to 10. He may be more pleased of his 0 dips along the way. Reed vowed to give up smokeless tobacco the day Tony Gwynn died June 16, and his current run loosely coincides with his decision to abstain. Reed's hot...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Diamondbacks prepared to trade closer Addison Reed

(AP photo/Ross D. Franklin) In just his first season in the desert after being acquired from the Chicago White Sox, closer Addison Reed could potentially be traded once again. On Monday it was reported that the Diamondbacks are willing to deal Reed before Thursday’s trade deadline. According to ESPN senior writer Jayson Stark, Arizona could also potentially trade a few other...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks willing to talk about trading Addison Reed

getty images Addison Reed could be available as the MLB trade deadline approaches confirms ESPN writer Jayson Stark. The Diamondbacks could look to trade Reed but apparently are not as keen on trading Brad Ziegler. Should Reed be moved, Ziegler could move firmly into the closers role. Others who could be traded on the Diamondbacks roster include Aaron Hill, Oliver Perez, Martin Prado...
Via Tireball.com
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

D-backs sticking with Reed through rough patch as closer

PHOENIX -- After half a season of late-inning struggles in 2013, the Diamondbacks changed closers just about at this point. D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said he has not even considered a similar move this time around. Addison Reed was acquired to be the closer and will remain in place, Gibson said Wednesday, even as Reed has hit a rough patch in the last two weeks. "We're...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

D-Backs Reliever Addison Reed Quits Smokeless Tobacco After Tony Gwynn’s Death

Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn’s death served as a wake-up call to Arizona Diamondbacks relief pitcher Addison Reed. Gwynn, who was diagnosed with salivary gland cancer in 2010, publicly stated that he believed his years of smokeless tobacco use throughout his career was the cause.  He passed away at the age of 54 last Monday, and upon hearing the news, Reed was inspired to make a...
Via NESN.com
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

D-Backs reliever quits tobacco because of Tony Gwynn

Believe it or not, Tony Gwynn is still coaching despite his death last week.  Of course, it’s figuratively, and in this case, not necessarily about baseball.  Arizona Diamondbacks relief pitcher Addison Reed, a former player under Gwynn at San Diego State, took the news of his death and acted right away.  He gave up smokeless tobacco.  Gwynn died of oral cancer, almost certainly...
Via Reading Between The Seams
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Addison Reed quits chewing tobacco

Arizona Diamondbacks closer Addison Reed said he is quitting smokeless tobacco following the death of Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn. Reed, who played for Gwynn at San Diego State, threw away seven cans of smokeless tobacco from his locker, and another two from his car, before Saturday night's game against the San Francisco Giants, according to MLB.com. "It's one of those...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

D-backs' Reed quits tobacco out of respect for Gwynn

PHOENIX -- Arizona right-hander Addison Reed admired Tony Gwynn so much that when San Diego State offered him a scholarship on his visit in 2007, Reed did not bother with the rest of the schools on his recruiting list. A hug from Gwynn sealed the deal.  After learning Monday of Gwynn's passing from mouth cancer, which he attributed to an addiction to chewing tobacco, Reed paid...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Addison Reed quit using chewing tobacco in wake of Tony Gwynn’s death

(Ross D. Franklin/AP Photo)   Major League Baseball lost one of not only the best players to ever play the game, but one of the best men to ever be involved with baseball on Monday when Mr. Padre, Tony Gwynn passed away. Tony Gwynn himself firmly believed that the mouth cancer, that ultimately took his life, was caused by chewing smokeless tobacco during his playing days. Gwynn...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Reed struggles to close it out

PHOENIX -- Closer Addison Reed had his string of five consecutive save conversions broken Monday, when the Diamondbacks came up an inning short of carrying their strong road run into Chase Field. Danny Espinosa tied the game with a leadoff home run in the ninth inning off Reed, and pinch-hitter Kevin Frandsen hit a two-out homer to lift Washington to a 6-5 victory over the D-backs...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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