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Dodgers News: Jake Reed Claimed Off Waivers by Orioles

Well, Jake, we’ll always have August 30.

Former Dodgers reliever Jake Reed, who unexpectedly found himself in a save situation against the Mets in late August, has been claimed by the Orioles after being designated for assignment by the Dodgers late last week.

Reed lost his spot on the 40-man roster when Blake Treinen was activated from the 60-day injured list on Friday. He pitched two shutout inning in his most recent stint with the Dodgers and 4.2 innings overall with just one run allowed for Los Angeles this year.

Reed, who will be 30 later this month, has bounced around quite a bit the last few years. He was granted free agency after the 2020 season and signed with the Angels, who released him in June 2021. The Dodgers picked him up, but he made just six appearances with them before being DFAd in July. The Rays claimed him, but a week later they also waived him and he was claimed by the Mets, where he stayed until the Dodgers claimed him in mid-July of this year.

The Orioles have been a surprise this year, posting a 71-62 record so far and currently sitting just 2.5 games out of the third and final Wild Card spot in the American League. If they were to make the postseason, Reed would be ineligible to pitch in October because he wasn’t in the orginzation before September 1. But he could help them get there, which would add to a season that has already seen some career highlights for Reed.

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Jeff Snider

Jeff was born into a Dodgers family in Southern California and is now raising a Dodgers family of his own in Utah. During his previous career as an executive at a technology company, he began writing about baseball in his spare time. After leaving corporate America in 2014, he started doing it professionally. Jeff wrote and edited for Baseball Essential for years before joining Dodgers Nation. He's also the co-host of the Locked On Dodgers podcast, a daily podcast that brings the smart fan's perspective on our Boys in Blue. Jeff has a degree in English from Brigham Young University. Favorite Player: Clayton Kershaw Favorite Moment: Kirk Gibson's homer will always have a place, but Kershaw's homer on Opening Day 2013 might be the winner.

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