The Boston Red Sox have plenty of work to do after finishing in the basement of the AL East in 2022. Now officially in the offseason, Boston has to make some moves in order to improve this roster and get back to contention.
On Thursday, the Red Sox added pitching depth via waivers, and the player just so happens to come from one of their division rivals.
Boston claimed reliever Jake Reed, who primarily played for the Baltimore Orioles this past season. The Red Sox must've liked what they saw, as they designated Eduard Bazardo for assignment in order to acquire Reed.
The 30-year-old Reed made his MLB debut just two seasons ago for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He made six appearances for LA before being waived and ended up with the New York Mets to close the year. Reed then began this year with New York, but was waived again and went back to the Dodgers. The Dodgers then parted ways with him him in July, allowing him to join the Orioles.
Reed logged eight games played for Baltimore this season, recording a 1-0 record over 5.2 innings. His lone win came against the Red Sox on Sept. 9, tossing 1.1 scoreless innings of work. Reed's final appearance for Baltimore was also against Boston, though he gave up two earned runs and didn't record an out.
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