relief jar Jake Reed was not asked for an exemption after being assigned a transfer by the Dodgers over the weekend, according to transaction log at MLB.com. He was fully assigned to the Oklahoma City Triple-A, even though he had the ability to elect free agency.
Reed just made one MLB outing with LA after being shortlisted for 40 last Friday. He’s been tagged in six runs while scoring just two ahead of the Cubs. The Dodgers DFA him the next day and quickly passed him the waiver.
While it certainly wasn’t the type of outing Reed had envisioned, it did mark the third year in a row he’s made it to the professional leagues. The Oregon product has had a lot of time with the Dodgers between being the Met and Oriole. All told, he threw 27 and a half innings in his 29 openings in the major leagues. Reed owns a 7.57 ERA with mid-range peripherals at the highest level.
Former fifth-round conscription was more effective in senior minors. Reed has allowed exactly four runs earned on nine to 218 career Triple-A frames in seven seasons. He’s taken down more than a quarter of opponent hitters compared to a 9.6% walk-through at the top minor league level.
LA previously sent Reed through full waivers last season. Multi-career players are perfectly capable of turning down a mini-league quest to return to the open market. It is unclear if Reed plans to test the free agent or accept a transfer back to OKC.