The New York Mets are continuing to make finishing touches on their roster before the August 31 waiver trade deadline hits.
On Saturday, they acquired right-hander Addison Reed from the Diamondbacks, Adam Rubin of ESPN.com first reported. In return for the reliever, the Diamondbacks received two minor-league right-handers, Miller Diaz and Matt Koch, reported Bob Nightengale of USA Today.
The 26-year-old Reed has had an up-and-down career, first looking like one of the most promising closers in the American League with the White Sox before losing that role with the Diamondbacks earlier this year.
This season, Reed is 2-2 with a 4.20 ERA (3.12 FIP) in 40 2/3 innings pitched, saving three games in five opportunities. He lost the role of closer earlier this year after posting a 7.20 ERA through 11 games, going two-for-four in save opportunities.
Since the All-Star Break, however, Reed has been exceptional. He's made 13 appearances out of the bullpen since the Midsummer Classic, pitching 16 1/3 innings and allowing just three earned runs, not to mention a solid 14 to 3 strikeout-to-walk ratio.
For the Mets, Reed can serve as a multi-year addition if they'd like him to be. Reed will be second-time arbitration-eligible next offseason if New York decides to tender him a contract. He is therefore under team control through the 2017 season.
On the year, Mets relievers have posted a 3.15 ERA, good for sixth in baseball. However, their 3.83 xFIP (15th in the league) suggests that they could be better.