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Dodgers News: RHP Jake Reed Claimed by the Tampa Bay Rays



The Dodgers have had to piece together a bullpen for most of the 2021 season. While they have been able to keep their main pieces healthy, injuries in the rotation have taken a heavy toll on the relief team. 

Andrew Friedman has had to get creative with adding in guys on minor league deals and claiming arms from other teams. For the most part, it hasn’t been overly successful in the way that Dodgers fans hoped. But they have gotten innings out of them and saved the main guys from being overworked, and that’s what counts. 

One of those guys was RHP Jake Reed. The Dodgers signed Reed to a minor league contract earlier this summer to add to their depth. He made his big league debut with them and pitched in 6 games for Los Angeles. 

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The Dodgers designated Reed for assignment earlier this week when they traded for outfielder Billy McKinney. Reed did not make it through waivers and was claimed by the Tampa Bay Rays earlier this morning. He was assigned to the Triple-A team in Durham. 

The Dodgers play their final game of the series against Colorado this afternoon in Los Angeles. It’s the day of the Gray’s as Josiah and Jon go head-to-head. 

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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