Monday, July 31, 2017

Mets Finalize Deal, Send Reed to Boston

Addison Reed is now officially a member of the Boston Red Sox.

The Mets finalized a deal with Boston to send their interim closer to Boston while receiving three prospects in return. The prospects are Jamie Callahan (Triple-A), Greson Bautista (Single-A) and Stephen Nogosek (Single-A). Callahan is 5-2 with a 3.21 ERA in 32 games out of the bullpen, combined between Triple-A and Double-A.

No telling what kind of impact if any Callahan will have on the Mets, but if he pitches well, we'll probably see him in September.

As for Reed he was a serviceable reliever for the Mets for the past two years. The Mets acquired him in 2015 to help them get to the postseason in 2015, and he was a solid presence back there since day 1. This year, he became the team's closer because of the number of issues surrounding Jeurys Familia. He will be a welcome addition to Boston's bullpen, and will likely be the set-up man to Craig Kimbrel.

Reed will be a free agent in the off-season, so a return to the Mets is always a possibility. 

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