Chris Reed (baseball)

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Chris Reed
New Britain Bees – No. 41
Pitcher
Born: (1990-05-20) May 20, 1990 (age 29)
London, England, United Kingdom
Bats: Left Throws: Left
MLB debut
August 1, 2015, for the Miami Marlins
MLB statistics
Win–loss record0–0
Earned run average4.50
Strikeouts1
Teams

Christopher William Reed (born May 20, 1990) is a British-American professional baseball pitcher for the New Britain Bees of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. He played in two games in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Miami Marlins in 2015.

Early life[edit]

Reed was born in London and spent the first year of his life in England where his father was working. The family thereafter relocated to Southern California.[1][2]

Career[edit]

Amateur career[edit]

Reed attended Cleveland High School in Reseda, California. In his senior year, in 2008, Reed was a second-team all-West Valley League selection.[3] He played college baseball at Stanford and was the closer for the Cardinal in 2011, picking up 9 saves and a 6–2 record, with a 2.54 ERA in 28 games. He limited opposing batters to a .201 average with 48 strikeouts.[4]

Los Angeles Dodgers[edit]

The Los Angeles Dodgers selected Reed in the first round of the 2011 MLB Draft. He signed late in the summer, agreeing to a $1.6 million signing bonus,[5] and only appeared in 3 games for the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes during the 2011 season, pitching only seven innings. After beginning 2012 with the Quakes, he was promoted in June to the AA Chattanooga Lookouts.

Reed was selected to represent the "World Team" in the 2012 All-Star Futures Game[6] and represented the Great Britain national baseball team in the qualifying rounds of the 2013 World Baseball Classic. The Dodgers assigned him to the Mesa Solar Sox in the Arizona Fall League. In 2013, he spent the entire season with the Lookouts and was 4–11 with a 3.86 ERA in 29 appearances (25 starts). In 2014, he was selected to the mid-season Southern League all-star game.[7][8] He was promoted to the AAA Albuquerque Isotopes on August 7, 2014.[9] He made five starts for the Isotopes, and was 0–3 with a 10.97 ERA.

On November 20, 2014, he was added to the Dodgers 40 man roster in order to protect him from the Rule 5 Draft.[10] He was assigned to the AA Tulsa Drillers to start the season, and also moved into the bullpen after having previously been a starter.[11] Reed was promoted to Triple-A on April 29, 2015.[12] The Dodgers designated him for assignment on July 10, and removed him from the 40-man roster.[13]

Miami Marlins[edit]

Reed was traded by the Dodgers to the Miami Marlins on July 15, 2015, for Grant Dayton.[14] He was assigned to the AAA New Orleans Zephyrs but the Marlins called him up to the majors for the first time on August 1.[15] He pitched two scoreless innings of relief in his debut that night against the San Diego Padres. He later allowed two runs in two innings against the New York Mets on August 3 before returning to the Minors. He announced his retirement on February 17, 2017.[16]On April 20,2018 he re-signed with the Marlins and was assigned to the Greensboro Grasshoppers and was promoted to Double A Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp pitching out of the bullpen.[17]

New Britain Bees[edit]

On July 14, 2018, Reed signed with the New Britain Bees of the Atlantic League. He became a free agent following the 2018 season. Reed later re-signed with the Bees on July 12, 2019.

References[edit]

  1. ^ De Nicola, Christina (2 August 2015). "Chris Reed eager to make most of opportunity with Marlins". FOX Sports. Retrieved 28 December 2016.
  2. ^ Davis, Craig (August 2, 2015). "Marlins' Reed makes tough climb to majors". Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved 28 December 2016.
  3. ^ "Baseball: The rise of Chris Reed". Latimesblogs.latimes.com. June 6, 2011. Retrieved August 31, 2013.
  4. ^ "Dodgers draft LHP Chris Reed from Stanford". Usatoday.com. June 6, 2011. Retrieved August 31, 2013.
  5. ^ Kevin Baxter (March 14, 2015). "Dodgers' Zach Lee, Chris Reed get second chances for first impressions". Articles.latimes.com. Retrieved March 19, 2015.
  6. ^ Mayo, Jonathan (May 24, 2013). "Prospects pack rosters for Futures Game". MLB.com. Retrieved August 31, 2013.
  7. ^ McCarter, Mark (June 3, 2014). "Eight players from first-half champion Huntsville Stars on Southern League All-Star roster". Huntsville Times. Retrieved July 16, 2015.
  8. ^ Norris, Josh (June 5, 2014). "Bryant, Stephenson, Lamb Top Depleted List Of Southern League All-Stars". Baseball America. Retrieved July 16, 2015.
  9. ^ Shaikin, Bill (August 7, 2014). "With Josh Beckett injured, Dodgers add one pitcher and look for more". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved July 16, 2015.
  10. ^ Dilbeck, Steve (November 20, 2014). "Dodgers add Zach Lee, Chris Reed, Scott Schebler to 40-man roster". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved July 16, 2015.
  11. ^ "Drillers Opening Roster Taking Shape". MILB.com. Retrieved April 8, 2015.
  12. ^ Hoornstra, JP (April 29, 2015). "Dodgers put their faith in rookie Joc Pederson at the top". Los Angeles Daily News. Retrieved July 16, 2015.
  13. ^ Hernandez, Dylan (July 10, 2015). "Former first-rounder Chris Reed designated for assignment by Dodgers". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved July 16, 2015.
  14. ^ "Dodgers acquire pitcher Grant Dayton from Miami". ESPN.com. Associated Press. July 15, 2015. Retrieved July 16, 2015.
  15. ^ De Nicola, Christina (August 1, 2015). "Marlins recall Adam Conley, Chris Reed from Triple-A". Fox Sports. Retrieved August 1, 2015.
  16. ^ http://www.cbssports.com/fantasy/baseball/news/marlins-chris-reed-announces-retirement/
  17. ^ http://www.milb.com/player/index.jsp?player_id=607068#/career/R/pitching/2018/ALL

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