MLB Rumors: Red Sox Pursuing Mets’ Addison Reed To Bolster Bullpen

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Does Dave Dombrowski have one more deal in him before the deadline?

The Boston Red Sox have precious time to make a move before Monday’s 4 p.m. ET non-waiver trade deadline, but apparently, they have a target in mind: The team currently is focused on New York Mets reliever Addison Reed, FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reported Sunday.

While Rosenthal reported a deal for Reed isn’t close, MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand and ESPN’s Buster Olney both confirmed Boston’s interest in the right-hander, and noted the club could be narrowing in on its target.

Adding a late-inning reliever to set up closer Craig Kimbrel seems to be a priority for the Red Sox, and manager John Farrell hinted at this need Sunday during his pregame press conference.

Reed is one of the better bullpen options on the trade market. He’s served as New York’s primary closer with Jeurys Familia on the shelf and has recorded 19 saves in 21 chances this season. The 28-year-old, who boasts a 2.57 ERA, pitched in an eighth-inning setup role prior to taking over the closer gig.

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