The Cincinnati Reds have recalled left-handed reliever Cody Reed from Triple-A Louisville. With the Reds set to face off against the Pittsburgh Pirates today for a day/night double header they get to have a 26-man roster for the day. Unsurprisingly, that leaves the Reds going with an extra arm in the bullpen.
For Cody Reed, it’s going to be his third time in the Major Leagues this season. Heck, it’s going to be his third trip to the Majors this month. He was previously called up on May 4th and May 17th. In both instances he was sent back to Triple-A the next day.
With Louisville in 2019 Cody Reed has been dominant. His ERA is 2.61. That’s 2.40 runs LOWER than the league average ERA for the International League this season, which is 5.01. Along with his dominant ERA, he’s also dominating in other areas. He’s allowed just 13 hits and 1 home run in 20.2 innings. That comes with 8 walks and 25 strikeouts. His ground ball rate is also out of the world at 70% with the Bats.
In his two appearances with the Reds he’s thrown 4.1 innings and struck out 7 batters while allowing 1 runs. That’s a 2.08 ERA, and of 9 balls put in play against him, 8 of them have been on the ground.
We will see how long Cody Reed remains on the roster this time. But it’s time, in one man’s opinion, that he sticks on the big league roster for a prolonged period of time this go around. He’s earned it with his performance over the last two seasons.