Addison Reed RP ARI 1 week ago

Reed blew the save Thursday against the Giants as he lasted only 0.2 innings, giving up two hits, two walks and a run.

With the Diamondbacks up one, Buster Posey reached on an infield single before Reed got the next two outs. Joe Panik then tripled in Posey before Reed walked the next two batters. Reed left the game with the bases loaded and two outs and was relieved by Andrew Chafin, who struck out Nori Aoki to end the inning.

Addison Reed RP ARI 2 weeks ago

Reed (shoulder) appeared in Tuesday's win over the Giants and recorded his first save of the year, striking out two batters in the ninth.

Reed missed some time in Spring Training, but seems good to go now. Last season he saw the majority of the save opportunities for the Diamondbacks, appearing in 62 games and picking up 32 saves. However, his numbers jumped up from 2013, finishing with a 1.21 WHIP and 4.25 ERA.

Addison Reed RP ARI 3 weeks ago

Reed (shoulder) made his third consecutive scoreless appearance of the spring Tuesday.

He appears to be on track to be ready for Opening Day. Reed could still make another two or three appearances before Cactus League play wraps up, though it's unclear if he will be used on back-to-back days before the start of the regular season.

Addison Reed RP ARI 1 month ago

Reed (shoulder) said that he's felt normal during his live batting practice sessions and bullpen work this spring. Additionally, he's certain that he will be ready for the D-backs' Opening Day game against the Giants, the Arizona Republic reports.

Last season, Reed struggled with the command of his slider, which could become a useful pitch for him again in 2015 if the mechanical adjustments he's made to his delivery allow him to repeat it more consistently. Additionally, the hope is that the adjustment will lessen the strain on Reed's shoulder. He's consistently available after the first 20 closers are taken off the board in drafts this spring, offering up profit potential if he's able to stay healthy and keep hitters from sitting back on his fastball this season.

Addison Reed RP ARI 1 month ago

Reed (shoulder) threw a scoreless inning in a B' game against the Cubs on Tuesday morning, according to the Arizona Republic.

Reed threw 13 pitches to four batters, striking out the last batter he faced with a slider. His fastball ranged from 88-90 mph. This is an encouraging sign for Reed as he tries to prepare for Opening Day after being slowed by a shoulder ailment this spring.

Addison Reed RP ARI 1 month ago

D-backs manager Chip Hale said Reed (shoulder) "looked great" while facing live hitters for the first time this spring Friday, the Arizona Republic reports.

It's expected that he Reed will appear in a minor league game in the coming days. The D-backs remains optimistic that Reed will be ready to pitch on Opening Day.

Addison Reed RP ARI 1 month ago

Reed (shoulder) is scheduled to face live hitters in a batting practice session Friday, the Arizona Republic reports.

If that session goes as planned, Reed could pitch in a minor league game Tuesday. Considering that the D-backs don't have a timetable for him to appear in a big league spring training game, Reed should be considered questionable for Opening Day until he takes another big step forward in his progress from the injury.

Addison Reed RP ARI 1 month ago

Reed (shoulder) continues to throw bullpen sessions, and he insists that he's 100 percent healthy, the Arizona Republic reports.

To this point, Reed still has not appeared in a Cactus League game. Further, he's been working to adjust his mechanics recently to ease some of the strain being placed on his arm with his current delivery. It's reasonable to think that he may only need a half dozen appearances in spring games to be ready for Opening Day, but he'll need to start pitching in games soon in order to make that timetable.

Addison Reed RP ARI 1 month ago

Reed (shoulder) threw his first bullpen session of the spring Wednesday, the Arizona Republic reports.

As a reliever, Reed won't need as much time to get ready for the start of the season, but he still has a few hurdles to clear before getting into Cactus League games. If he's unable to begin the season as the Arizona closer, Evan Marshall may be given a short-term look in his place.

Addison Reed RP ARI 2 months ago

The Diamondbacks remain optimistic that Reed (shoulder) will be ready for Opening Day, the team's official site reports.

With Reed and Brad Ziegler (knee) slowed by injuries this spring, manager Chip Hale suggested that Evan Marshall may be used to close out games if needed when the regular season begins. It's believed that Reed is still approximately one week away from throwing off a mound again.