Diamondbacks avoid arbitration with closer Addison Reed

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Right-hander Addison Reed and the Diamondbacks have avoided arbitration with a one-year, $4.875 million deal. He requested $5.6 million and the team countered at $4.7 million.

Reed was acquired by Arizona’s previous front office regime, which overvalued his save totals in Chicago. He had a rough first season with the Diamondbacks, going 1-7 with six blown saves and a 4.25 ERA while allowing 11 homers in 59 innings.

Reed throws hard and has racked up 207 strikeouts in 197 innings (along with 101 saves) through age 25, but his career ERA is 4.20.