The Diamondbacks announced today that they?ve optioned former closer Addison Reed to Triple-A Reno. His spot on the roster will go to right-hander Enrique Burgos, who has been activated from the disabled list.
The option is the latest event in what has been a stark decline for Reed, who was acquired from the White Sox two offseasons ago in exchange for well-regarded third base prospect Matt Davidson. Reed?s first season with the D-Backs didn?t go as well as he?d hoped, but the San Diego State product held the closer?s job all season and saved 32 games, albeit with a mediocre 4.25 ERA.
Though Reed?s ERA wasn?t stellar, stats like xFIP (3.26) and SIERA (2.68) loved Reed?s skill set in 2014. He averaged a career-best 10.5 K/9 and 2.3 BB/9 last season, creating some reason for optimism heading into the 2015 campaign. However, things have gone worse in just…
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