Sun, 15 Mar 2015 08:23:50 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks RP Addison Reed (shoulder) is working on adjusting his delivery in order to cut down on how far he throws across his body. Reed believes the adjustment will help his command and take pressure of his shoulder.
Fantasy Tip: Reed likely will open the season as the closer but could be on a short leash if he struggles early. Reed could be an option in later rounds of fantasy draft since he does bring the possibility of saves.
Tue, 10 Mar 2015 16:02:46 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks RP Addison Reed (shoulder) is getting closer to 100% percent after experiencing right shoulder soreness before the beginning of camp. Manager Chip Hale said Reed should be ready to go for the regular season, but he wouldn't give a specific date for Reed to get back on the mound.
Fantasy Tip: Reed won't need much time to get ready for opening day, since he's a reliever, so he should be ready. Reed posted a 4.25 ERA and 32 saves last year in his first season with the D-backs. He's not the safest closing option, and his injury this spring won't endear him to fantasy owners. Consider him a late-round source of steals in standard drafts.
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 07:25:32 -0800
Arizona Diamondbacks RP Addison Reed (shoulder) will return to mound work in two or 2 1/2 weeks, but his shoulder soreness is completely gone. He's still on track to be ready for the season.
Fantasy Tip: Reed is expected to be the closer, but he has been very shaky in the role with 14 blown saves the last two years. He's a low-end RP2 or high RP3 in mixed leagues.
Thu, 19 Feb 2015 11:36:08 -0800
Arizona Diamondbacks RP Addison Reed (undisclosed) is dealing with some soreness and will be given a day or two off. He's not dealing with an injury.
Fantasy Tip: This appears to be a very minor situation to begin camp, but it's worth watching. Reed enters 2015 as the team's closer. Reed should be considered in the middle rounds of your fantasy baseball drafts for saves.
Fri, 13 Feb 2015 10:05:56 -0800
Arizona Diamondbacks RP Addison Reed avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $4.875 million deal Friday, Feb. 13. The deal includes $50,000 in performance bonuses.
Fri, 16 Jan 2015 14:59:31 -0800
Arizona Diamondbacks RP Addison Reed is asking for $3 million in arbitration, while the D-backs are offering $2.1 million.
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:16:11 -0700
The Arizona Diamondbacks are open to dealing RP Addison Reed, and they are also listening to offers on 2B Aaron Hill, RP Oliver Perez and, for the right offer, OF Martin Prado and SP Josh Collmenter.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:05:58 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks RPs Addison Reed, Oliver Perez and Brad Ziegler could be traded before the trade deadline, but the team does not appear to be actively looking to trade Perez or Ziegler.
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 10:25:55 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks RP Addison Reed, who has just two saves in his last five chances, believes he is mechanically out of whack right now. Reed is 20-for-25 on the season and has allowed nine home runs. Reed naturally throws across his body, and he gets into trouble when his weight drifts to the side instead of moving forward towards the plate in his delivery. He is working hard to correct the problem. The D-backs believe Reed can fix his mechanics, and manager Kirk Gibson isn't even considering giving the job to RP Brad Ziegler.
"Sometimes I just get fastball happy and think I can get by with some well-located fastballs," Reed said. "The thing with me is, I've been getting hurt a lot of times leaving the ball up and over the middle of the plate instead of hitting the corners. Obviously I need to start throwing more sliders and start mixing it up a little more, and when I throw the fastball I need to locate where I am supposed to." Reed's fastball is averaging 92.5 mph this year, which is about where he sat last year after being in the 94.5 mph range his first two seasons with the Chicago White Sox. Reed thinks improving his mechanics will lead to fewer homers allowed, too.
Fantasy Tip: Saves speculators should still take a chance on Ziegler just in case Reed continues to struggle. Eventually, if Reed can't turn things around, Gibson will likely be forced to make a move in the ninth.
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 10:54:55 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks RP Addison Reed will remain as the team's closer, according to manager Kirk Gibson.
Fantasy Tip: Deja vu. We heard the same statement from Gibson last week the night after Addison blew a save and was hit with the loss. Since then, Reed has recorded one save in between another blown save and loss, which came last night. Reed is on shaky ground, and saves speculators with room should stash Brad Ziegler.