Reed isn't expected to travel with the Twins to Oakland ahead of their three-game series with the Athletics this weekend while he awaits the birth of his child, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Reed was available out of the bullpen during the Twins' 8-2 win over the Tigers on Wednesday, tossing a perfect eighth inning to lower his season ERA to 4.58. With the Twins set to head west, Reed will instead go back to Ohio with his wife due to give birth Thursday. It's likely that Reed will be placed on the paternity list for the maximum three games before rejoining the Twins on Sept. 25 for the start of their season-ending homestand.
Reed (elbow) was reinstated from the 10-day disabled list prior to Monday's game against Cleveland, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports. Reed has been on the shelf since July 11 due to right triceps tightness but is back in Minnesota's bullpen after appearing in a pair of minor-league rehab outings this past weekend. Look for him to return to high-leverage spots upon his arrival.
Reed (elbow) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Rochester on Friday, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports. Instead of returning to the big-league bullpen this weekend, Reed will require a pair of appearances with Rochester in order to prove his elbow can handle the work. The plan is for him to pitch Friday and Sunday, after which he should be activated from the 10-day DL.
Reed's (elbow) bullpen session was a success Tuesday and he should come off the disabled list in the next day or two, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. It would make sense if the Twins didn't activate Reed until Thursday, as they may want to give him a day of rest after this bullpen session. He had lost his role as the primary setup man prior to landing on the DL.
Reed (elbow) will face live hitting during a batting practice session Tuesday, Phil Miller of the Star Tribune reports. Reed is expected to throw 20-to-25 pitches during this session, which will be the first time he's faced hitters since facing Kansas City on July 10. If he passes this test without any problems, Reed may be able to avoid a rehab stint and rejoin the club during its seven-game road trip in Toronto and Boston this week.