BOSTON, MA - The Boston Red Sox today acquired right-handed pitcher Addison Reed from the New York Mets in exchange for minor league right-handed pitchers Jamie Callahan, Gerson Bautista, and Steve Nogosek.To make room for Reed on the 40-man roster, the Red Sox transferred infielder Josh Rutledge to the 60-day
BOSTON, MA - The Boston Red Sox today acquired right-handed pitcher Addison Reed from the New York Mets in exchange for minor league right-handed pitchers Jamie Callahan, Gerson Bautista, and Steve Nogosek.
To make room for Reed on the 40-man roster, the Red Sox transferred infielder Josh Rutledge to the 60-day disabled list.
President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski made the announcement.
Reed, 28, has posted a 2.57 ERA (14 ER/49.0 IP) and converted 19 of 21 save opportunities in 48 appearances with the Mets this season, striking out 48 batters and walking only six in 49.0 innings. In 22 outings since May 29, he is 13-for-13 in save chances with a 1.54 ERA (4 ER/23.1 IP), with the Mets going 21-1 in those games. The right-hander has not allowed a run in five appearances against American League teams, converting each of his four save opportunities and allowing only three hits in 4.0 innings. His average of 1.10 walks per 9.0 innings marks a career best and is the fourth-lowest among major league relief pitchers, while his 8.00 strikeout-to-walk ratio ranks sixth among all relievers.
Selected by the Chicago White Sox in the third round of the 2010 June Draft, Reed is 17-20 with 125 saves and a 3.40 ERA (142 ER/375.2 IP) in 381 major league appearances-all in relief-between the White Sox (2011-13), Arizona Diamondbacks (2014-15), and Mets (2015-17). He made a career-high 80 appearances for the Mets in 2016, when he posted a 1.97 ERA (17 ER/77.2 IP), held opponents to a .210 batting average, and struck out 90 batters. Reed has appeared in the eighth inning 118 times in his career, posting a 2.18 ERA (24 ER/99.0 IP) in that frame. He also pitched in 10 postseason games with the Mets (2015-16), most recently tossing a scoreless inning in the 2016 Wild Card Game.
Callahan, 22, is 5-2 with a 3.21 ERA (15 ER/42.0 IP) in 32 appearances between Double-A Portland and Triple-A Pawtucket this season. In 22 games with the PawSox, he posted a 4.03 ERA (13 ER/29.0 IP) and held opponents to a .250 batting average. Selected by Boston in the second round of the 2012 June Draft, the right-hander is 26-25 with 16 saves and a 4.79 ERA (199 ER/374.0 IP) in 142 career minor league appearances, including 47 starts.
Bautista, 22, has made 27 relief appearances for High-A Salem this season, going 3-2 with four saves, a 5.16 ERA (26 ER/45.1 IP), and 53 strikeouts against 28 walks. In four professional seasons since being signed as an international free agent in April 2013, the Dominican Republic native is 9-10 with a 2.79 ERA (60 ER/193.2 IP), 10 saves, and 162 strikeouts in 75 minor league games, including 23 starts.
Nogosek, 22, is 4-4 with 19 saves and a 3.06 ERA (18 ER/53.0 IP) in 36 relief appearances between Single-A Greenville and High-A Salem this year. Selected by the Red Sox in the sixth round of the 2016 June Draft out of the University of Oregon, the right-handed pitcher is 5-6 with a 3.25 ERA (29 ER/80.1 IP) and 21 saves in 56 career appearances, all in relief, over two professional seasons within the Red Sox organization.