Tigers Outright Evan Reed

JUNE 26: Reed has cleared outright waivers and been assigned to Triple-A, the club announced.

JUNE 18: The Tigers have designated right-handed reliever Evan Reed for assignment, the club announced. Righty Chad Smith will receive his first big league call-up in Reed’s place.

Reed, 28, had worked to a 4.91 ERA over 25 2/3 innings. But his underlying rate states look solid, as Reed has posted 8.1 K/9 against 3.2 BB/9 to go with a 55.7% groundball rate. And advanced metrics are somewhat more optimistic, crediting him with a 3.71 FIP and xFIP along with a 3.35 SIERA mark.

Taken in the 17th round of the 2011 draft out of USC, Smith has been outstanding thus far in his first action in the upper minors. He currently sports a 1.80 ERA through 35 innings (22 of which came at Triple-A), striking out 8.5 and walking 2.1 per nine.

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