Addison Reed

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Red Sox reach deal to acquire reliever Addison Reed from Mets

John Tomase
July 31, 2017 - 10:51 am

The Red Sox are about to get some relief help.

The team has struck a deal with the Mets to acquire veteran reliever Addison Reed for a trio of prospects. The deal, which is pending the exchange of medicals, was first reported by Joel Sherman of the New York Post.

Reed, 28, has 19 saves as Mets closer. A former teammate of Chris Sale's in Chicago with the White Sox, Reed is 1-2 with a 2.57 ERA this year, with 48 strikeouts in 49 innings. His best season came last year, when he went 4-2 with a 1.97 ERA and 91 strikeouts in 77 2/3 innings with the Mets as a setup man for Jeurys Familia.

The right-hander should help a beleauguered Red Sox bullpen, which has blown six games in July, including Sunday's 5-3 loss to the Royals when Matt Barnes couldn't protect a 3-1 lead in the eighth inning. Reed owns a lifetime ERA of 2.27 in 118 eight-inning appearances.

The prospects heading to the Mets in the deal are pitchers Jamie Callahan, Gerson Bautista, and Stephen Nogosek.