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MLB free agency: Phillies in talks with Addison Reed

The Phillies have been surprisingly active at the Winter Meetings.

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The surprisingly active Philadelphia Phillies are engaged in ongoing discussions with reliever Addison Reed, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.

Reed, who turns 29 later this month was traded from the Mets to the Red Sox in the middle of the season, and he performed well with both clubs. In 77 appearances, Reed pitched to a 2.83 ERA and 1.05 WHIP. Reed, who is known for his control, also pieced together a career high 13.7% swing and miss rate last season. He has put together a solid career through seven seasons with four ball clubs, and he may be heading to a new team this offseason.

The Phillies have already signed reliever Pat Neshek to a two-year deal, so it appears that upgrading the bullpen is on the agenda for the club’s GM Matt Klentak and company. The Phils won just 66 games in 2017, but they obviously believe they are trending upward with their notable activity during the Winter Meetings. In addition to the Phillies, the Mets and the Cubs are two other clubs in particular that have been linked to Reed.