You know what they say. Third time’s the charm.
On Friday, the Dodgers claimed reliever Jake Reed off waivers from the Red Sox.
This will be Reed’s third stint with the Dodgers since June of 2021. Reed made his big league debut with the Dodgers on July 6. During his first tenure with LA, he appeared in six games, posting a 3.38 ERA in 5.1 innings.
After two weeks, Reed was designated for assignment and picked up by the Rays. His time there was short, as he was DFA’d once again in August and picked up by the Mets, where he’d finish the season.
Reed began his 2022 campaign in New York, but was DFA’d by the club in July. The Dodgers claimed him off waivers, where he joined the team on July 27. Reed’s second stint went much better, as he posted a 1.93 ERA in five appearances.
His most memorable moment came on August 30, when he secured his first career save in New York.
However just days later, the Dodgers DFA’d Reed. He signed with the Orioles, where he finished off his 2022 campaign. In eight games with Baltimore, Reed posted a 6.35 ERA.
Following the conclusion of the season, Reed was DFA’d by the Orioles and claimed off waivers by the Red Sox. Well, I guess Boston changed their mind, as they DFA’d him just a few days ago.
Enter the Dodgers, who claimed Reed off waivers, adding him to their 40-man roster. As of the time of this article, the 40-man roster currently sits at 38. Once Clayton Kershaw’s deal is made official, it’ll be 39. With one spot remaining, the Dodgers are likely going to get very creative over the next few months to clear up some space.