Reed (thumb) will be released by the Twins after clearing waivers, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
Reed was designated for assignment by the Twins last week while in the midst of a minor-league rehab assignment with Triple-A Rochester. The veteran reliever was struggling mightily with eight runs allowed -- including four homers -- on 13 hits over five innings with the Red Wings.
Reed (thumb) was designated for assignment by the Twins on Thursday.
Reed was in the middle of a minor-league rehab assignment with Triple-A Rochester, but poor results through four appearances with the Red Wings prompted the Twins to drop him from their 40-man roster in favor of right-hander Austin Adams, whose contract was selected from Rochester on Thursday. Across four appearances with Rochester, Reed has allowed six runs on 11 hits (three homers) and one walk while striking out three in four innings of work.
Reed (thumb) will make a rehab appearance for Triple-A Rochester on Tuesday, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Reed has been out all season with a thumb sprain. Given the length of his absence, he's likely to require a handful of rehab appearances before being activated from the injured list.
Reed (thumb) remains without a clear timeline to return from the 10-day injured list, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
Reed's main focus at this point remains keeping his conditioning in order while he waits for his sprained left thumb to fully heal. Since he's been sidelined for nearly a month with the injury, Reed will likely need to make multiple appearances as part of a minor-league rehab assignment before a return from the IL can be considered imminent.
Reed remains at Minnesota's spring training facility in Fort Myers, Fla. and is working on his conditioning in addition to healing a thumb injury, MLB.com reports.
It looks like he's still weeks away, and it sounds as though his conditioning may be as much a factor as his thumb injury.
Reed (thumb) was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
This was expected, as Reed hasn't pitched since March 14 due to a sore left thumb. The plan is for the veteran right-hander to stay back at extended spring training and complete a throwing program before joining the big club.
Reed (thumb) will open the season on the injured list, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
A sore left thumb has kept Reed from pitching since March 14, and with Opening Day on Thursday, the right-hander simply won't have enough time to get up to speed before the start of the season. He'll stay back at extended spring training to begin the year, where he'll complete a throwing program before being cleared to rejoin the big club.
Reed (thumb) could open the season on the injured list, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Reed hasn't pitched since March 14 due to a sore left thumb, and with Opening Day less than a week away, it's possible the right-hander won't have enough time to get in shape before the start of the season. Should the veteran reliever open the season on the shelf, Taylor Rogers and Trevor Hildenberger would see increased late-inning opportunities.
Reed hasn't pitched since last Thursday due to a sore left thumb, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
The injury is on Reed's non-throwing hand so it wouldn't seem to be a major issue, but the fact he hasn't pitched in almost a week is cause for some concern. It remains unclear if his status for Opening Day will be impacted.
Despite giving up eight runs in 4.1 innings this spring with just three strikeouts and two walks, Reed could still be part of Minnesota's uncertain plans at closer, MLB.com reports.
It sounds like the Twins could use a closer-by-committee system based on matchups led by Trevor May and Blake Paker but with Trevor Hildenberger, Taylor Rogers, Fernando Romero and Reed in the mix. He had a scoreless inning in Monday's spring game, but there are reasons to be concerned about Reed this spring. His fastball velocity declined in early outings after a noticeable drop last season (to 90.9 mph from 92.3 mph in 2017).
Reed gave up five runs, including a grand slam, while retiring just one batter in Monday's spring training loss to Baltimore. He threw one pitch at 91 miles per hour, but otherwise sat between 89-90 mph -- below his 91 mph average fastball from last season, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
He likely just had an off day early in the exhibition season as he works off the rust, but watch his progress this spring. Reed's average fastball velocity declined sharply to 90.9 mph in 2018 from 92.3 mph in 2017. He'll vie for a setup role again and it's not hard to envision a scenario where he figures into the closer mix if his velocity returns.
Reed (personal) made his first appearance since Sept. 19 in Wednesday's 11-4 win over the Tigers. He covered an inning in relief, working around a pair of hits to turn in a scoreless frame.
Reed left the Twins ahead of last weekend to witness the birth of his child. After taking the maximum three days away from the team to be with his wife and newborn, Reed rejoined the Twins on Tuesday and could make another relief appearance or two during the club's remaining five contests of 2018.
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 could be the leading candidate to take over the closer role with the trade of Fernando Rodney to Oakland, but Minnesota is likely to use a committee approach, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
It's not clear that Reed will get the first shot as closer, but the team may go with him first as a veteran with some closing experience. Trevor Hildenberger, Trevor May and Matt Magill could also figure into the mix.
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.
Reed (elbow) tossed a bullpen session Friday and will likely throw another prior to Sunday's game, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
This marked the first time Reed was able to get some mound work in since landing on the DL with right triceps tightness July 11. If all goes well Sunday, Reed could return to the fold next week, though it hasn't been determined if he will require a rehab stint.
Reed (elbow) will play catch Sunday, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Reed landed on the disabled list with an elbow impingement Wednesday, although it's good to see that he's continuing baseball activities while on the shelf. Manager Paul Molitor indicated Reed could require a few bullpen sessions before making a return. Reed will be eligible to come off the DL on July 21, when the Twins are facing the Royals.
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