Reed with the Mets in 2009
June 15, 1981 |
San Dimas, California
|September 8, 2004, for the Seattle Mariners|
|Last MLB appearance|
|April 10, 2011, for the Milwaukee Brewers|
|Runs batted in||110|
Reed graduated from Bonita High School (La Verne, CA) in 1999, and went on to play college baseball at Long Beach State University. He also played for the USA Summer National Team in 2001 and 2002.
In March 2006, Reed injured his wrist when he ran into the padding in the outfield attempting to make a catch. Later in July, Reed broke his right thumb trying to make a diving catch in the 11th inning, and he was placed on the 60-day DL. He missed the remainder of the season.
In 2008, his number was changed to 8 because Manager John McLaren took 7, his number during his playing days. In May, Reed was recalled from Triple-A Tacoma and joined the Mariners for their game against the Detroit Tigers.
In December 2008, he was traded to the New York Mets along with J.J. Putz and Sean Green in a three-team trade. Since many of the Mets major players on their 25-man roster were injured for most of 2009, he was given the ability to play a majority of the season in the majors in right field or at 1st base. He was non-tendered at the end of the 2009 season, making him a free agent.
On January 19, 2010, Reed signed a minor league deal with the Toronto Blue Jays with an invite to 2010 Spring Training. While he did not make the team out of Spring Training, Reed was called up to the major league roster on April 12. On July 2, 2010, Reed was outrighted to Triple-A Las Vegas by Toronto and became a free agent after refusing the assignment. On July 14, 2010, Reed was signed by the Chicago White Sox and assigned to the Triple-A Charlotte Knights.
Reed signed a minor league contract with a spring training invite for the Milwaukee Brewers on January 21, 2011. The Brewers purchased his contract at the end of spring training and added him to the major league roster. He was designated for assignment on April 11, to make room on the 25-man roster for Jonathan Lucroy. He was traded to the Minnesota Twins on June 2 for future considerations. He was assigned to the Triple-A Rochester Red Wings. On October 11, he elected free agency.
On January 10, 2013, he signed a minor league contract with a spring training invite with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Reed retired before 2013 Spring Training & has now been named minor league hitting coordinator for the Milwaukee Brewers Organization for 2014 season.
- The Official Site of The Seattle Mariners: Team: Player Information : Biography and Career Highlights
- Stone, Larry (August 28, 2006). "M's Notebook: Baek states his case for 2007 roster spot". The Seattle Times. Archived from the original on September 2, 2006.
- Reed to Minors in Mariners' latest cuts
- Mets acquire All-Star reliever J.J. Putz in three-team deal
- Bastian, Jordan (2010-01-19). "Reed, Register sign Minors deals". MLB.com. Retrieved 2010-01-19.
- Dierkes, Tim. "Twins Acquire Jeremy Reed". MLBTradeRumors.com. Retrieved 3 June 2011.