December 23, 2013

Mets Claim Ryan Reid To Add To Bullpen Mix

In a move that could add depth to the team's bullpen, the Mets have claimed 28 year old right-hander Ryan Reid from the Pittsburgh Pirates. Reid's major league career consists of seven appearances during the 2013 season, during which he pitched to a 1.64 ERA in just 11 innings pitched.

Reid's four pitch repertoire consists of a fastball, sinker, slider and change-up.  His fastball comes in at an average speed of 93 mph.  Reid is not lock of make the pen out of spring training, but the Mets need to address the bullpen.  If they're not prepared to spend significant money there, stockpiling arms is another perfectly acceptable route to go.

Reid was designated for assignment by the Pirates on December 13th.

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