It appears the Red Sox have some bullpen help on the way.
According to Ken Rosenthal, the Red Sox have traded 3 prospects to the New York Mets for RP Addison Reed.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 31, 2017
Reed was one of the Red Sox top relief targets as the trade deadline approached. There hasn’t been a report yet on who the Sox sent to the Mets, but we will update you as we know that. (Update: It’s Jamie Callahan, Gerson Bautista, and Stephen Nogosek to the Mets) Guys who are pushing 5.00 ERA’s in the minors.
Reed had been dominant since being traded to the Mets during the 2015 season. He’s posted a 2.09 ERA while striking out 156 batters in 142 innings with the Mets, most recently recording 19 saves with a 2.57 ERA in 2017.
Reed was at his most dominant in 2016 when he served as the Mets’ eighth-inning setup man, which is likely the role he will assume with the Red Sox behind closer Craig Kimbrel. Last season, he posted a 1.97 ERA with 91 strikeouts in 77.2 innings.
Reed is 1-2 with a 2.57 ERA this season with the Mets. In 49 innings, he has struck out 48 batters and walked only 6 batters. One concerning stat for me and something to watch for:
Addison Reed 2017:
At Citi Field 26.2 IP- 1.01 ERA- 1.05 WHIP- 0 HR 6 BB- 28 K
On Road 22.1 IP- 4.43 ERA- 1.20 WHIP- 6 HR (???) 0 BB- 20 K