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Mets acquire Addison Reed from Diamondbacks

The reliever heads to New York and could soon be joined by other relief reinforcements.

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The Mets have acquired reliever Addison Reed from the Diamondbacks in exchange for minor-leaguer pitchers Matt Koch and Miller Diaz, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN.com and Bob Nightengale of USA Today.

New York is reportedly pursuing multiple relievers on the waiver trade market, and are currently in talks with the Padres about left-hander Mark Rzepczynski, who they claimed off revocable trade waivers. Reed cleared waivers and was eligible to be traded to any club, as our revocable waiver tracker shows.

Reed, 26, heads to his third major-league team after spending time with the White Sox and Diamondbacks since breaking into the majors in 2011. He struggled to start the season with Arizona and was even demoted to Triple-A at one point, but has posted a 1.65 ERA in 16.1 innings since the All-Star break and appears to have regained the form that made him a solid contributor for the White Sox at the beginning of his career.

Reed joins Tyler Clippard and Eric O'Flaherty as trade additions in the Mets' bullpen this summer, with Yoenis Cespedes, Juan Uribe and Kelly Johnson among the newly-acquired position players on the first-place team's roster. Reed is the owner of a career 4.20 ERA and 104 saves in five major-league seasons, and will be controllable through the 2017 season.

Koch, a 24-year old right-hander, was the Mets' third-round pick in the 2012 draft and has spent his season with Double-A Binghamton, posting a 3.46 ERA in 35 appearances (eight starts). He projects to be a middle reliever in the majors and is known for his solid control, being ranked by MLB.com as the Mets' 27th-best prospect at the time of the trade.

Diaz, 23, did not rank in the team's top thirty prospects after posting a 4.71 ERA in 23 appearances (21 starts) with High-A St. Lucie this season. The righty has been in the Mets' organization since 2009 after being signed out of Venezuela.