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  • Rangers' Michael Reed: Gets MiLB contract from Texas

    Reed signed a minor-league contract Monday with the Rangers.

    Reed slashed just .204/.313/.372 with four homers and five steals in 37 games (132 plate appearances) last year between the Triple-A affiliates of the Dodgers and Brewers. He turns 29 in April and has yet to appear in a major-league game.

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  • Buddy Reed: Cut loose by Oakland

    Reed was released by Oakland on Tuesday, Melissa Lockard of The Athletic reports.

    Reed struggled mightily through his first 20 games for Triple-A Las Vegas this season, hitting just .196/.255/.196.

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  • Athletics' Buddy Reed: Returns from injured list

    Reed (undisclosed) was reinstated from the 7-day injured list Thursday, Melissa Lockard of The Athletic reports.

    While the Athletics never revealed the nature of Reed's injury, he hadn't played at Triple-A Las Vegas since June 8. The 26-year-old recently made two relief appearances with the rookie-level Arizona League affiliate and went 2-for-5 with a double, a run, an RBI and two walks. He's appeared in 17 games at Triple-A this year and has slashed .262/.380/.405 with 11 runs, nine RBI and two stolen bases.

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  • Athletics' Buddy Reed: Out since early June

    Reed has been sidelined since June 8 with an undisclosed injury.

    The 26-year-old outfielder slashed .262/.380/.405 with zero home runs and two steals in 17 games prior to landing on the 7-day injured list at Triple-A Las Vegas. He is not on the 40-man roster despite impressing during spring training.

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  • Athletics' Buddy Reed: Shakes off spring injury

    Reed (quadriceps) is slashing .267/.371/.433 with four extra-base hits (three doubles, one triple) and two stolen bases across 35 plate appearances for Triple-A Las Vegas.

    Reed strained his right quadriceps tendon late in spring training, but he looks to have made a full recovery from the injury before the minor-league season begins in May. The speedy 26-year-old outfielder doesn't have a spot on the Athletics' 40-man roster, which could hurt his chances of receiving a call-up in 2021.

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  • Athletics' Buddy Reed: Set to miss time

    Manager Bob Melvin said Wednesday that Reed (quadriceps) will be "out a while" after undergoing an MRI, Shayna Rubin of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

    The 25-year-old suffered a right quadriceps strain while hitting in the cage Tuesday, and it appears he's facing an extended absence. Reed should be considered out indefinitely until the A's provide a recovery timeline.

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  • Athletics' Buddy Reed: Suffers right quad strain

    Reed suffered a right quad strain while hitting in the cages Tuesday, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.

    The 25-year-old had been competing for a reserve outfield spot to begin the regular season, but manager Bob Melvin said that "it could be a while" before Reed is able to return to action. Although Reed had an impressive start to spring training at the plate and in the field, it wouldn't be surprising to see him begin the year in the minors with just over two weeks remaining until Opening Day.

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  • Athletics' Buddy Reed: Making strong early impression

    Reed, who is angling for an Opening Day reserve outfield spot, caught the eye of manager Bob Melvin with both his bat and glove over the Athletics' first two Cactus League games, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.

    Reed, who's primarily stood out for his defense throughout a minor-league career that dates back to 2016, cut down Matt Beaty at home plate in the second inning of Sunday's Cactus League opener, and repeated the feat Monday by nailing the Reds' Alfredo Rodriguez at third base. Reed also slugged a two-run home run in the bottom half of the frame for his first hit of spring, leading to plenty of accolades from Melvin. "He gets a first-pitch heater and puts a good swing on it," Melvin said. "But it's the defense that is his calling card. Not only is he able to play all three outfield positions, but he runs and throws well. He's getting an opportunity like he probably never has before in big league camp, and he's taking advantage of it."

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  • Athletics' Buddy Reed: Gets invite to big-league camp

    The Athletics announced Monday that Reed will report to big-league spring training as a non-roster invitee.

    The 25-year-old Reed isn't a likely candidate to break camp with the Athletics, but his high-end speed and switch-hitting ability should keep him under consideration for a callup if the big club requires an extra outfielder at any point. Reed's last professional action came with the Padres' Triple-A affiliate at Amarillo in 2019, when he slashed .228./310/.388 with 14 home runs and 23 stolen bases in 440 plate appearances.

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  • Athletics' Buddy Reed: Part of 60-man player pool

    Reed is part of the 60-man player pool that will report to the Athletics' summer camp, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.

    Reed arrived via trade with the Padres this winter, and despite going hitless over 14 Cactus League at-bats, he managed to contribute three walks, three steals and six runs over 11 exhibitions. The 25-year-old seemingly has a ways to go with respect to his offensive seasoning, as he's hit .254 or less in five of his six minor-league stops thus far. Reed isn't projected to make the Opening Day roster, but he's a candidate to be part of a pool of players that will continue training at an alternate location during the regular season.

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  • Athletics' Buddy Reed: Dealt to Oakland

    Reed was traded to the Athletics from the Padres on Thursday in exchange for Jurickson Profar.

    Profar was dealt to the Padres at the beginning of December, and Reed was added to the trade Thursday as the player to be named later, joining Austin Allen in the deal. Reed hit .228/.310/.388 with 14 home runs and 23 stolen bases over 121 games at the Double-A level in 2019. The 24-year-old will get a chance to work in big-league camp during spring training, Alex Coffey of The Athletic reports.

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  • Padres' Buddy Reed: Healthy at Double-A

    Reed is listed as healthy at Double-A Amarillo, Mike Rosenbaum of MLB.com reports.

    He dealt with a "low-grade" concussion in the middle of March, but is not on the IL to begin the year with the Sod Poodles. Reed has significant upside as a defender and as a base-stealer, but he is unlikely to hit for a high average against advanced pitching.

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  • Padres' Buddy Reed: Dealing with concussion

    Manager Andy Green said Reed is dealing with a "low-grade" concussion, Bill Center of MLB.com reports.

    Reed suffered the injury after colliding with a teammate during Sunday's spring game. It's unclear how long the issue will keep Reed sidelined at this point. Once healthy, Reed will likely to report to Double-A.

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  • Padres' Buddy Reed: Exits after collision

    Reed left Sunday's game against the Angels after colliding with teammate Josh Naylor.

    The nature and severity of the injury are not yet clear. Reed had two hits in 10 spring at-bats prior to the collision.

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  • Padres' Buddy Reed: Promoted to Double-A

    Reed was promoted to Double-A San Antonio on Monday, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

    While his .324/.371/.549 slash line, 12 home runs and 33 steals in 343 plate appearances at High-A are certainly eye-popping, it's worth noting that Reed (23) was old for the California League. He will face a much more appropriate challenge against Double-A pitching. Reed's 70-grade speed and average raw power are not up for debate, but it would be wise to be skeptical of his hit tool's utility against upper-level pitching until he proves otherwise.

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  • Padres' Buddy Reed: Plates game-winning run Sunday

    Reed registered a walkoff single as his lone hit in four at-bats for High-A Lake Elsinore in its 7-6 win over Inland Empire on Sunday.

    His heroics in the ninth inning aside, Reed's performance was actually one of his more disappointing ones this season, but that merely speaks to the high standard he has established. The toolsy switch hitter has destroyed California League pitching to the tune of a .341/.383/.569 batting line while smacking nine home runs and going 24-for-29 on stolen-base attempts. A promotion to Double-A San Antonio could be imminent for the 23-year-old outfielder.

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  • Padres' Buddy Reed: Over oblique issue

    Reed (oblique) has started in both of High-A Lake Elsinore's last two games, going 4-for-10 with a home run, three runs and two RBI in those contests.

    Reed sustained a left oblique injury in Wednesday's game and departed early, but it was apparently only a minor concern for the outfielder, who missed only two contests. The setback hasn't derailed Reed's hot start to the California League season, as the 22-year-old maintains a .397/.417/.638 slash line and has already produced three home runs and five steals across 60 plate appearances.

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  • Padres' Buddy Reed: Exits with oblique issue

    Reed injured his left oblique on a swing in Wednesday's game with High-A Lake Elsinore.

    Reed was the 48th overall pick in the 2016 draft. The outfield prospect got off to a hot start with the Storm prior to this injury, hitting .415 with three homers and 11 RBI in 13 games played. No word on the injury's severity has come forth, though oblique injuries tend to linger longer than other day-to-day injuries.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 218 lbs
Birthplace: Bronx, NY
Age: 29
School: Florida
Experience: R
Bats/Throws: S, R