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ADDISON REED RUMORS & GOSSIP

Former Chicago White Sox closer Addison Reed demoted to triple-A

The Arizona Diamondbacks recently banished former Chicago White Sox closer Addison Reed to Triple-A after a mediocre 2014, and now a pretty poor first third of 2015. Reed, a 26-year old righthander, was traded to the D’backs in December, 2013. In exchange, the Sox picked up 3rd baseman Matt Davidson. At the time of the 2013 trade, Reed had finished the season with a 3.79 ERA,...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks option Reed to Triple-A Reno, reinstate Burgos

PHOENIX (AP) The Arizona Diamondbacks have optioned struggling reliever Addison Reed to Triple-A Reno and reinstated right-handed reliever Enrique Burgos from the 15-day disabled list. The right-handed Reed began the season as the team's closer but lost that job to Brad Zeigler. The Diamondbacks tinkered with Reed's delivery, and there was some improvement for a time but he was...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  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' 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 tribute...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
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

Reed likes the 'pen, and D-backs have him written in

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Tony Gwynn did not have to look far for a replacement for ace starter Stephen Strasburg at San Diego State in 2010. Addison Reed was the logical choice after two strong seasons in the program, and he handled the job well. The only thing Reed would have liked better was to have stayed in the bullpen.  No one seems wired for relief more than the new Diamondbacks...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Addison Reed Video Bombs Matt Davidson

During Matt Davidson’s interview on Intentional Talk, Addison Reed (the player the Diamondbacks received in return for Davidson) video bombs his interview. Reed was known as a bit of prankster during his brief stint with the Chicago White Sox, but I have to admit this was pretty funny. Not quite as funny, Chris Rose. Seriously. [RELATED: Addison Reed Traded for Matt Davidson] Addison...
Via Sports Mockery
December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

White Sox trade Addison Reed to Diamondbacks

getty images The Chicago White Sox sent closer Addison Reed to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday for a minor league prospect. Reed, 24, saved 40 games for the White Sox last season finishing the season with a 3.79 ERA and a 1.11 WHIP. He immediately becomes the closer for the Diamondbacks while the situation is less certain for the White Sox. In exchange for Reed the White Sox acquired...
Via Tireball.com
December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

White Sox Trade Addison Reed to D-Backs For Matt Davidson

The Chicago White Sox agreed to trade closer Addison Reed to the Arizona Diamondbacks for infielder Matt Davidson. Reed posted a career-high 40 saves in 48 attempts for the White Sox in 2013 while pitching to a 3.79 ERA. He struck out 72 batters in 71 1/3 innings of work and posted a 5-4 record. Reed will join J.J. Putz and Brad Ziegler  In the backend of the Diamondbacks rotation...
Via Baseball News Source
December 16, 2013  |  Discuss
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