More Relief? Phillies Are Reportedly Interested in Addison Reed
The Phillies are expected to announce soon that they have re-signed reliever Pat Neshek to a two-year deal. However, the Phillies may not be done yet to their relief corps just yet. One report links the Phillies to former Mets closer and former Red Sox reliever Addison Reed.
The report comes from Ken Rosenthal of the Athletic:
Reed is entering the free agent market at just 28 years old.
Reed split 2017 between the New York Mets and the Boston Red Sox, who acquired Reed in a trade deadline deal. Combined, Reed went 2-3 with a 2.87 earned run average in 77 appearances. Reed served as the primary closer of the Mets leading up to the deadline and saved 19 games.
Reed has a 40-save season under his belt with the Chicago White Sox in 2013. Reed then was traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks, where he saved 32 games. The Phillies may be interested in Reed as a closer, as Hector Neris struggled in the ninth inning while being dominant in almost every other inning.