Addison Reed is just in his first year with the Arizona Diamondbacks, but a report Monday indicates the team is open to moving him before Thursday’s trade deadline.
ESPN senior baseball writer Jayson Stark also mentioned a few other names Arizona could be willing to trade, but he identified one Diamondback that is pretty much untouchable at this point.
The Diamondbacks are telling teams they’d talk about moving closer Addison Reed, but aren’t likely to move reliever Brad Ziegler. Arizona is also still listening on Aaron Hill, Oliver Perez and, for the right offer, Martin Prado and Josh Collmenter.
After Monday’s extra-inning win in Cincinnati, the 25-year-old Reed has appeared in 44 games for Arizona and has racked up 25 saves, but blown five opportunities. He has allowed 37 hits (including nine home runs), struck out 49 and walked 12 in 42.2 innings. His win-loss record is 1-5, and he has an ERA of 3.80.
The San Diego State product was traded to Arizona in the offseason after posting 40 saves (in 48 opportunities) for the Chicago White Sox in 2013.