Reed has a 2.36 ERA in nine starts at Triple-A Louisville, but he's also walked 28 batters in 49.2 innings.
In that span Reed has also thrown five wild pitches and hit two batters. He's not getting hit hard - only two homers allowed, the last coming on May 18, but his lack of command can explain why he's been passed over recently when the Reds have needed a starter to replace one of their injured or demoted starters.
Reed was optioned to Triple-A Louisville on Thursday.
Reed was shelled for seven earned runs in his only start of the season against the Cubs, but fared much better in the bullpen, posting a 2.25 ERA as a reliever. His luck turned around Wednesday, however, when the lefty gave up four walks and a homer over two innings in the defeat. The organization has seen enough for now, so they'll give right-hander Austin Brice a shot in the bullpen instead.
With Rookie Davis (forearm) coming off the 10-day disabled list to start Wednesday against the Brewers, there won't be room left over for Reed in the rotation after he was lit up for seven runs in two innings Saturday against the Cubs. Tim Adleman will keep his spot on the starting staff, but will have his next start bumped back to Friday against the Cardinals in order to facilitate Davis' return.
Reed (0-1) allowed seven runs on four hits and five walks while striking out three across two innings to take the loss Saturday against the Cubs.
Reed made the start as the Reds are dealing with multiple injuries to their starting rotation, and he gave up a three-run homer to Anthony Rizzo and a grand slam to Wilson Contreras in the first two innings to put a quick end to the pitcher's day. Before this outing, he had been impressive working out of the bullpen, and although it's possible he gets another shot in the rotation, he also could find himself back in the bullpen. For now, his next start has yet to be determined.
Reed will draw the start for Saturday's game against the Cubs, Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
With Rookie Davis and Brandon Finnegan hitting the DL this past week, the Reds are looking for bodies to round out their starting rotation for the time being. Reed, who's off to a nice start this season, will receive the call for Saturday's contest. The 24-year-old has tossed eight scoreless innings this season while posting a 8:4 K:BB ratio.
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|2013||R-Idaho Falls Chukars||0||1||6.07||15||6||0||0||0||29.2||31||24||20||0||4||23||25|
|2015||AFA-Wilmington Blue Rock||5||5||2.14||13||10||1||0||1||67.1||62||19||16||3||1||18||65|
|2015||AA-Northwest Arkansas N||2||2||3.45||5||5||0||0||0||28.2||26||16||11||3||1||8||19|
|2015||AA-Pensacola Blue Wahoo||6||2||2.17||8||8||0||0||0||49.2||39||14||12||1||2||16||60|