September 22, 2021

Mets To Claim Jake Reed Off Waivers From Rays (MLB Trade Rumors)

The Mets are claiming reliever Jake Reed off waivers from the Rays, reports Anthony DiComo of (Twitter link). Tampa Bay designated the right-hander for assignment over the weekend.

Reed’s time with the Rays was extremely brief, consisting of just a single appearance with Triple-A Durham. Prior to that, he’d spent some time with the Dodgers organization, signing a minor league deal and being selected to the big league roster in early July. Reed made six appearances with Los Angeles, working 5 1/3 innings of three-run ball before being designated for assignment. Tampa Bay plucked him off waivers but will lose him themselves just a week later.

This season, Reed has worked 22 1/3 innings of 5.24 ERA ball across three Triple-A affiliates. He was bombed in eight appearances with the Angels’ top affiliate in Salt Lake but pitched far better after signing with the Dodgers. Reed has punched out a solid 28.3% of batters faced at the level this season, while walking just 7.1% of…

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