The Red Sox and Mets have agreed to a deal, pending medical reviews, that will send closer Addison Reed to Boston in exchange for three prospects, according to multiple sources.
Long the topic of discussions with multiple teams, Reed is heading to Boston in exchange for three right-handed pitchers: Stephen Nogosek, Jamie Callahan and Gerson Bautista, Boston's 18th-, 23rd- and 28th-ranked prospects, respectively, according to
Mets trade Addison Reed to Red Sox for three prospects
Reed can be a free agent after the season, making him expendable for a Mets team well out of the playoff race.
The Red Sox will assume the remainder of Reed's contract, worth about $2.6 million, MLB Network Insider Ken Rosenthal reported.
Since arriving in New York in a waiver trade in August 2015, Reed has blossomed into one of baseball's best end-game relievers, posting a 2.09 ERA in 145 games. This year, he has served mainly as the Mets' closer in place of Jeurys Familia, who is rehabbing from arterial surgery. In that role, Reed has saved 19 games in 21 chances with a 2.57 ERA and 48 strikeouts in 49 innings.

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