Tigers right-hander Evan Reed and third baseman/outfielder Don Kelly have declined their minor league assignments and have gained their free agency, per MLB.com. Reed yielded 39 hits in 32 1/3 innings while compiling a 4.18 ERA in 2014. Kelly managed a stat line of .245/.288/.332 and was held without a home run after averaging six the previous four seasons.
The Tigers have announced, as expected, that they have made $15.3 million qualifying offers to right-hander Max Scherzer and 2014 MVP candidate Victor Martinez. They will become free agents if the offers are rejected. Those were among a slew of moves made by the Tigers. Utility man Don Kelly and right-hander Evan Reed have been outrighted off their 40-man roster while they have promoted outfield Wynton Bernard .
Tigers pitcher Evan Reed will be called up Friday, the team announced. Reed will take Kyle Lobstein's spot on the roster. Lobstein was optioned following Thursday's start. Reed was up in the majors earlier this season. He posted a 4.88 ERA over 27 2/3 innings.
Tigers pitcher Evan Reed had sexual assault charges dismissed by a judge Thursday, according to mlive.com. Police started investigating claims of sexual assault in April. The case was resolved Thursday when a judge dismissed all charges against Reed. Reed began the season with the big league club, but was sent to Triple-A in June. He has a 5.30 ERA over 18 2/3 innings.
Right-handed reliever Evan Reed, who has designated by the Tigers last week, has been placed at Triple-A Toledo. Reed lost his job with Detroit after allowing 10 earned runs in his last 11 1/3 innings, which sent his ERA skyrocketing more than two points to 4.88.