The Mets have traded reliever Addison Reed to the Red Sox for a minor-league relievers Stephen Nogosek, Jaime Callahan and Gerson Bautista, as reported by Joel Sherman of the New York Post. MLB.com’s Jonathan Mayo and Alex Speier of the Boston Globe were first on the prospect return.
Reed will join Joe Kelly and Craig Kimbrel in a suddenly impressive back end of Boston’s bullpen. He has drawn interest from many teams (including the Yankees and Dodgers) on the market as the top rental relief option on this year’s trade market and was one of the top three relievers left on the board along with San Diego’s Brad Hand and Baltimore’s Zach Britton.
Reed, 28, owns a 2.57 ERA and 8.8 K/9 while saving 19 games in 49 innings for the Mets this season. He has been stellar since arriving in New York after a waiver-wire deal with the Diamondbacks in 2015, though the Mets’ fall out of contention this year has made him a prime trade candidate.
Reed is the second significant addition of trade season for the Red Sox, who also acquired Eduardo Nunez from the Giants for two prospects. The Mets have also been active, shipping Lucas Duda to the Rays and acquiring reliever A.J. Ramos, presumably to take Reed’s place through next season.
Nogosek, a 6-foot-2, 205 lb. righty, was Boston’s sixth-round pick last season. The former Oregon reliever owns a 3.06 ERA and 10.7 K/9 in 53 innings split between Single-A Greenville and Hi-A Salem this season and is ranked by MLB.com as the 18th-best prospect in Boston’s system.
Callahan, 22, was a second-round pick in 2012 who reached Triple-A for the first time this season. A reliever, Callahan owns a 3.21 ERA in 42 innings split between Double-A and Triple-A this season and projects as a middle-relief option in the majors. He was ranked as the no. 23 prospect in the Red Sox’ system.
Bautista, 22, has struggled at Hi-A Salem this year, posting a 5.16 ERA in 27 relief appearances. He was ranked as the 28th-best prospect in Boston’s system and has the ceiling of a setup man.
For a complete list of every trade this month, check out our Trade Deadline Tracker.