Heyman | Twins agree to 2-year deal with Addison Reed

Sep 5 2017 Boston MA USA Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Addison Reed pitches during the eighth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

As far as we can tell, history was made on Saturday as the Minnesota Twins agreed to sign right-handed reliever Addison Reed to a two-year deal. Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports said the deal was for two years and $16.75 million.

For conext, Wade Davis was widely believed to be the top available reliever on the free agent market this winter, and he signed a contract worth $52 million over 3 years - or roughly $17.3 million per season.

In Reed, the Twins are getting a hard-throwing righty who has plenty of closing experiencing.

Reed made 77 appearances for the Red Sox and New York Mets in 2017, going 2-3 with 19 saves, 15 holds and a 2.84 ERA.

The 29-year-old began the year with the Mets but was traded to the Red Sox at the trade deadline. There's value in simply not walking people, but it's worth noting that Reed's 24% strikeout rate was exactly 50th among N.L. relievers a year ago.

What Reed lacks in electric stuff, he makes up for in durability. Previous year he allowed 1.3 homers per nine innings, which was on the high side. He figures to be the Twins' regular closer after the team dealt Brandon Kintzler to the Washington Nationals last season.

The Athletic first reported the Twins' agreement with Reed, which is pending completion of a physical exam.

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