Tigers outright Evan Reed to Toledo
Evan Reed is headed back to Triple-A Toledo. The right-handed reliever, designated for assignment by the Tigers last week to make room for Chad Smith, cleared waivers and had his contract outrighted to the Mud Hens.
Reed spent most of last season in Toledo, save for a few stints in Detroit. The 28-year-old cracked the Tigers’ Opening Day roster this year by showing an effective breaking ball to go with his upper 90s fastball, but struggled over the past month or so.
Because Reed had been designated for assignment previously, he had the option of declining the outright and becoming a free agent. To do that, however, would require him to give up his Major League contract.