Reed was optioned to Triple-A Fresco on Monday.
Reed appeared in just one game, going 0-for-3 Friday against the Rays. He's hit a solid .266/.379/.536 for Fresno this season. Joe Smith (elbow) was reinstated from the 10-day disabled list in a corresponding move.
Reed started at first base Friday in place of Yulieski Gurriel (personal) and went 0-for-3 in a 3-2 loss to the Rays.
Reed made no impact as a hitter, however, he was involved in a game-deciding sequence in the field. He was unable to scoop a low throw that paved the way for two unearned runs to score. Reed made his first start since being called up from Triple-A Fresno on Thursday, when Gurriel left the team on paternity leave. He's expected to return no later than Sunday.
Reed was called up from Triple-A Fresno on Thursday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
With Yulieski Gurriel away from the team while awaiting the birth of his child, Reed will step in and provide extra depth at first base in his absence. It seems likely that Reed will be shipped back down to the minors once Gurriel is reinstated from the paternity leave list, but the former has continued to prove his worth at the Triple-A level this season, recording an OPS of .915 with 18 home runs and 67 RBI in 73 games.
Reed was optioned to Triple-A Fresno on Monday, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic Houston reports.
Reed was in the mix for one of the final roster spots after Yulieski Gurriel (hand) was ruled out for the start of the season. The 24-year-old put up a good fight for the role, batting .298 with two homers, four RBI and eight runs scored, but it ultimately wasn't enough to earn the spot. Reed will now turn his focus to getting ready for the Triple-A season while J.D. Davis and Tyler White duke it out for the final roster spot.
Reed went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in Tuesday's game against the Nationals.
Reed's homered in two straight games, but is hitting just .174 through nine spring games. He continues to battle with J.D. Davis (.455, two HR) and Tyler White (.188) for the opportunity to fill in for Yulieski Gurriel, who will be out until mid-to-late April with a hand injury. Marwin Gonzalez will likely factor in at first base as well.
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