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ADDISON REED RUMORS & GOSSIP

D-backs' Reed confident he'll be ready for opening day

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Diamondbacks closer Addison Reed, delayed by shoulder soreness, on Sunday said he expects to pitch off a mound by March 20 and believes he will have enough time to be ready for the start of the regular season April 6. Even though an MRI last week found no structural damage to Reed's right shoulder, the D-backs will exercise caution in monitoring his return. Reed...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks, Addison Reed Avoid Arbitration

Photo credit – Mark J. Rebilas; USA Today Sports Today, the Arizona Diamondbacks and closer Addison Reed have agreed to a contract for the 2015 campaign that allows them to avoid an arbitration hearing. The 26 year old Reed signed the dotted line for one season to the tune of $4.875 million in his first year of arbitration eligibility. reed settles with dbacks for $4.875M...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Reed, Diamondbacks avoid arbitration, agree to $4.875 million deal

PHOENIX -- Closer Addison Reed and the Diamondbacks agreed on a $4.875 million one-year contract for the 2015 season on Friday, shortly before an arbitration hearing was set to begin. Reed had filed for $5.6 million,and the D-backs countered with an offer of $4.7 million. Reed converted 32 of 38 save opportunities last season, his first with the D-backs and his second with at least...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks, closer Reed agree to one-year deal, avoid arbitration

PHOENIX -- Closer Addison Reed and the Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to a one-year contract worth $4,875,000. The deal avoided a salary arbitration hearing scheduled for later Friday in St. Petersburg, Florida. Reed can earn $50,000 in performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 55 and 60 games finished. The right-hander had 32 saves in 38 chances last year with a 4.25 ERA with 69 strikeouts...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Reed, Diamondbacks agree to $4,875,000 contract

PHOENIX (AP) Closer Addison Reed and the Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to a one-year contract worth $4,875,000. The deal avoided a salary arbitration hearing scheduled for later Friday in St. Petersburg, Florida. Reed can earn $50,000 in performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 55 and 60 games finished. The right-hander had 32 saves in 38 chances last year with a 4.25 ERA with 69...
Via AP on Fox
19 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 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

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

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

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
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