The Red Sox landed a top re­liever while the Yanks grabbed an elite starter.

Metro USA (Boston) - - FRONT PAGE - MATT BURKE @burke_metro

Ad­di­son Reed the new­est mem­ber of bullpen.

De­spite their re­cent slump, the Red Sox are go­ing all in on 2017 as they ac­quired re­liever Ad­di­son Reed from the New York Mets on MLB trade dead­line day Mon­day. The deal comes on the heels of Dave Dom­browski land­ing third base­man Ed­uardo Nunez in a deal with the San Fran­cisco Gi­ants last week.

The Red Sox will send right-handed pitch­ing prospect Jamie Cal­la­han, right-handed pitch­ing prospect Stephen No­gosek, and right-handed pitch­ing prospect Ger­son Bautista to the Mets.

The 28-year-old Reed will be the set-up man to Sox closer Craig Kim­brel, and in­stantly gives the Sox bullpen a needed jolt. Reed had 19 saves on the sea­son for the Mets.

It is very much a rental move for the Red Sox as Reed will be a free agent af­ter the sea­son.

Reed was a lights-out closer with the White Sox and Di­a­mond­backs ear­lier in his ca­reer. In 2013 he had 40 saves for the White Sox and in 2014 he reg­is­tered 32 saves with Ari­zona.

Reed, Kim­brel, Matt Barnes and Heath Hem­bree will be John Far­rell’s top bullpen op­tions for the rest of the sea­son. Rugged com­pe­ti­tion The Red Sox boosted their ros­ter and filled le­git needs with the ad­di­tions of Nunez and Reed, but their chief ri­val in the Amer­i­can League East also got sig­nif­i­cantly bet­ter. The Yan­kees reeled in one of the big­gest fish on the trade mar­ket Mon­day, trad­ing three prospects in ex­change for Oak­land start­ing pitcher Sonny Gray. Gray is 6-5 this sea­son with a 3.43 ERA and im­me­di­ately gives the Yan­kees a start­ing ro­ta­tion that ri­vals the Red Sox. With Luis Sev­erino, CC Sa­bathia and Masahiro Tanaka, the Yan­kees al­ready had a pitch­ing staff with a top 10 ERA in base­ball. In the past few days, they added Gray and for­mer Braves pitcher Jaime Gar­cia (5-7, 4.29 ERA).

“I ex­pected it,” Red Sox boss Dave Dom­browski said of the Yan­kees’ moves. “They made their club sig­nif­i­cantly bet­ter. It didn’t sur­prise me at all. It was out there for an ex­tended pe­riod that they were look­ing to do those things.”


Ad­di­son Reed, the new­est mem­ber of the Red Sox, has 19 saves so far this sea­son and will add to the Boston bullpen.

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