Relief pitcher Jake Reed has gone unclaimed on waivers after being designated for assignment by the Dodgers over the weekend, according to the transactions log at MLB.com. He’s been assigned outright to Triple-A Oklahoma City, though he’d have the ability to elect free agency.
Reed made just one MLB outing with L.A. after being selected onto the 40-man roster last Friday. He was tagged for six runs while recording only two outs at the hands of the Cubs. The Dodgers DFA him the next day and quickly passed him through waivers.
While it surely wasn’t the kind of outing Reed had envisioned, it did mark a third consecutive year in which he made it to the majors. The Oregon product has had multiple stints with the Dodgers between time as a Met and Oriole. All told, he’s thrown 27 1/3 innings over 29 big league outings. Reed owns a 7.57 ERA with middling peripherals at the highest level.
The former fifth round draftee has been more effective in the upper minors. Reed has allowed exactly four earned runs per nine through 218 career Triple-A frames across seven seasons. He’s punched out more than a quarter of opposing hitters against a 9.6% walk percentage at the top minor league level.
L.A. previously sent Reed through outright waivers last offseason. Players with multiple career outrights have the ability to decline a minor league assignment in order to return to the open market. It isn’t clear whether Reed plans to test free agency or accept an assignment back to OKC.
Shocked nobody decided to claim him with his 81.00 ERA and WHIP of 9.00.
I checked and those are actually rather high numbers.
Jake Reed shall return for an outing with the 2024 Dodgers
Just go to the Japan Jake. If Gsellman can have a good start here in Yokohama, you could also had it. And Cy Sneed also on fire this month in Tokyo. Going 3-0 from 3 start (17.2IP) with 1.02 ERA
This year’s Zac Rosscup. Only worse.
Next should be Syndergaard. He and madbum can join the washed up over paid bp throwers league
Who are the Dodger announcers now? First time I have seen Nelson today.
Please opt for free agency Jake, and go away.