The Dodgers are going to be adding more depth to their stash of arms at the minor league level. Los Angeles has already made a number of moves over the last couple of weeks, including adding in Nate Jones and Phil Bickford. Both of those guys have made an immediate impact on the big league club.
While it has not yet been announced by the team, the Dodgers added another arm this week. They signed RHP Jake Reed to a minor league deal and he will report to Triple-A Oklahoma City, per the reports.
Reed was cut by the Angels just a few days ago after struggling through the first part of the Triple-A season, Through 8 games, Reed tossed 10.2 innings and was charged with 10 earned runs. He was striking out guys at a high rate, but he also walked 6 batters in those 10 innings. Control is certainly something the Dodgers can fix.
Despite recent results, Reed has been incredibly successful at the minor league level. He did not take part in the 2020 season after the minor leagues were called off due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But as recently as 2018, he absolutely dominated. The Dodgers are rolling the dice on those results.
Reed pitches with an almost completely sidearm angle on his delivery. His motion has been described as high effort, which resulted in his conversion to a reliever while pitching in college with the Oregon Ducks.