Addison Reed RP ARI 1 week ago

Reed pitched two scoreless innings Saturday allowing a hit and a walk, while striking out one, against the Phillies.

Reed pitched the sixth and seventh innings of this one after manager Chip Hale indicated that he would use Reed in lower-leverage situations for a while. The period that Reed will not be used as closer is unclear, but this performance is certainly encouraging that he can be more successful than he has to date this year.

Addison Reed RP ARI 2 weeks ago

Manager Chip Hale indicated Friday that Reed will likely pitch earlier in games as he works through mechanical issues, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.

Hale used a nicely-worded phrase to basically say Reed will be removed from the closer role, at least temporarily. He didn't indicate who would take over, but Reed's 7.20 ERA, 1.90 WHIP and two blown saves in four chances were far from spectacular, and wasn't good enough to keep him in the role.

Addison Reed RP ARI 2 weeks ago

Reed blew another save in spectacular fashion Wednesday, loading the bases with a one-run lead in the ninth and then giving up a grand slam to the Nationals' Michael Taylor.

Reed's last outing had been a positive one, as he delivered a perfect inning for a save Sunday, but any optimism that may have generated was short-lived. He's now given up eight runs and 15 hits in 10 innings this year, making it harder and harder for Arizona to keep him in the closer role. His lone saving grace is that there aren't a lot of other options in the D-Backs' bullpen, but that line of reasoning can only go so far.

Addison Reed RP ARI 2 weeks ago

Reed nailed down his second save of the season on Sunday, striking out one in a perfect ninth inning versus the Padres.

Shockingly it was his first save since the second game of the season, a drought that lasted over a month. Reed's ERA now sits at an even 4.00 for the year and chances are he doesn't have to wait a month for another save, as the Diamondbacks have played better baseball of late.

Addison Reed RP ARI 3 weeks ago

Reed worked a clean inning in a non-save situation, striking out one, in the second game of Wednesday's doubleheader against Colorado.

Clean outings have been few and far between for Reed this year - this was just the second time in eight appearances that he didn't allow a run or a batter to reach base. He hadn't pitched in more than a week, which hopefully gave him time to sort out his early season issues. The D-Backs haven't generated a lot of save chances yet this year, but Reed's save total should look a lot like it did last year when all is said and done.

Addison Reed RP ARI 1 month ago

Reed took the loss Saturday against the Pirates when he gave up a run on three hits in the top of the ninth of a tie game. He struck out one in the outing.

This was just Reed's sixth appearance of the season, but he has not performed all that well, yielding eight hits and three walks with five strikeouts in five innings pitched, leaving him an ugly 2.20 WHIP. There shouldn't be any reason to worry about his grip on the closer role as he is suffering from a .468 BABIP, while he has yet to give up a home run, which has been one of his main issues in the past.

Addison Reed RP ARI 1 month 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 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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.