Tigers claim Evan Reed off waivers
The Tigers announced Wednesday that they claimed right-hander Evan Reed off waivers from the Miami Marlins and assigned him to Triple-A Toledo.
The big 27-year-old split last season went 3-1 with a 2.34 ERA and 12 saves at Double-A Jacksonville, striking out 43 batters in 34 2/3 innings while allowing 24 hits. He went to Triple-A New Orleans and those totals flipped, with 27 strikeouts and 43 hits allowed over 32 2/3 innings. The Mud Hens will use him out of their bullpen.
The waiver claim puts the Tigers’ 40-man roster at 40 players. So if they end up making another claim or otherwise adding another player, they’ll need to remove somebody.
Reed was in big league camp with the Marlins, competing for a bullpen spot, but was optioned out on March 11. Miami designated his contract for assignment at the end of camp to open a 40-man roster spot.