Mets acquire Addison Reed from the Diamondbacks


Update #2 (9:59 PM EST): Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY reports that the two players the Diamondbacks will be getting are minor league pitchers Matt Koch and Miller Diaz.


Update (8:06 PM EST): The Diamondbacks will receive a pair of minor league players from the Mets in exchange for Reed, per’s Steve Gilbert.


ESPN’s Adam Rubin reports that the Mets have acquired reliever Addison Reed in a trade with the Diamondbacks, pending a physical. Newsday’s Marc Carig confirms the deal. Reed had cleared waivers.

Reed began the year as the Diamondbacks’ closer, but struggled and was taken out of the closer’s role in mid-May. Even in lower-leverage situations, his troubles continued, resulting in his being optioned to Triple-A Reno in June. The club recalled him in late July.

Overall, Reed has blown two saves in five chances with a 4.20 ERA and a 34/14 K/BB ratio in 40 2/3 innings. He’s earning $4.875 million for the 2015 season and will be eligible for his second season of arbitration heading into 2016.