Aug 30, 2015 6:03 PM by Ross Field
NEW YORK (AP) - The NL East-leading New York Mets tried to bolster their bullpen Sunday, getting right-handed reliever Addison Reed from the Arizona Diamondbacks for two minor league pitchers.
Reed is expected to join the Mets on Monday when they play Philadelphia. New York sent right-handers Miller Diaz and Matt Koch to the Diamondbacks.
The 26-year-old Reed was 2-2 with a 4.20 ERA in 38 games for Arizona this year. Sent to the minors to work on mechanical issues after struggling, he returned in late July and has given up three runs in 16 1-3 innings with 14 strikeouts since then.
Reed posted 32 saves for Arizona last year and had 40 for the Chicago White Sox in 2013.
Though he's right-handed, Reed has done better against lefty batters this year - they're hitting only .219 off him.
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