Boston Red Sox acquire reliever Addison Reed for three prospects

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 01: Addison Reed
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 01: Addison Reed /

The Boston Red Sox bullpen has been worrisome lately, so on trade deadline day, they have acquired Mets relief pitcher Addison Reed.

The Boston Red Sox have finally made a move to add to their bullpen. Late on Sunday, many sources felt that they were close to a deal for Mets reliever Addison Reed. On Monday morning those rumors came true and Reed was on his way to Boston.

The Red Sox will send three prospects to New York in exchange for their new reliever. Up to this point, Boston’s only move had been to add Eduardo Nunez to play in the infield.

The news broke quickly on Twitter, with Ken Rosenthal confirming the deal, pending physicals.

This season, Reed was supposed to be the setup man for the New York Mets, but with Familia be injured for them as a closer he moved to the 9th inning. In Boston, he will have the chance to be an actual setup man in front of closer Craig Kimbrel.

With the Mets, Reed has been a great reliever in 2017. He has a 2.57 ERA and 48 strikeouts in 49 innings pitched. Reed was also 19 for 21 in save opportunities for New York. There is a belief that he can get even better as well. In 2016 Reed had a 1.97 ERA with 91 strikeouts in 77.2 innings pitched.

Boston will send three prospects to New York in this deal. Those players have now been identified as Jamie Callahan, Gerson Bautista, and Stephen Nogosek, according to Alex Speier from the Boston Globe.

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Callahan is Boston’s #20 prospect, Bautista is #47, and Nogosek is #25. All three are right-handed relievers. While Callahan has been playing in Pawtucket, both Bautista and Nogosek were playing in Salem.

Jamie Callahan is clearly the best prospect in this bunch, and it seems like Dave Dombrowski may have overpaid a bit in this deal for a rental. Still, Red Sox fans did not want to see Jay Groome or Bryan Mata moved, and so far the club has held onto both.

Reed will only be with the Red Sox for the rest of this season, so I would have liked to see a deal that sent Bautista and one of the other two pitchers to New York, not both.

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The Red Sox should not be finished ahead of today’s MLB trade deadline. There is still a need for a power bat and another reliever could also be on the way to Boston. Who else do you think should be a Red Sox target today? Follow us on Twitter @CandCFanSided as we aim to keep up with the rumor mill!