December 11, 2008

Jeremy Reed

Jeremy Thomas Reed (born June 15, 1981 in San Dimas, California) is an National Major League Baseball outfielder who currently plays for the New York Mets. Reed graduated from Bonita High School (La Verne, CA) in 1999, and went on to play college baseball at Long Beach State University. He also played for the USA Summer National Team in 2001 and 2002.[1]

Reed was drafted by the Chicago White Sox as the 59th overall pick (2nd round) of the 2002 MLB Draft.

In 2003, he was honored as the minor league player of the year, batting .333 for Single-A Winston-Salem in 66 games and .409 for Double-A Birmingham in 65 games.

In June 2004, Reed, along with Miguel Olivo and Mike Morse, was traded to the Seattle Mariners for Freddy García, Ben Davis, and cash.

He led all major league center fielders in range factor (3.05) in 2005.

Reed is developing a history of injury. On March 24, 2006, Reed injured his wrist when he ran into the padding in the outfield attempting to make a catch. [1] Reed injured his right thumb on July 2, 2006, trying to make a diving catch in the 11th inning, [2] and he was placed on the 15-day disabled list the next day.[3] On July 7, his thumb was identified as being broken; he was moved to the 60-day DL[4]; and scheduled for surgery. He started his rehabilitation in early August, but missed the remainder of the MLB season.[5]

Ichiro Suzuki moved to center field in mid-August 2006, taking Reed's starting job. In March 2007, Reed was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma.[2]

In 2008, his number was changed to 8 because Manager John McLaren took 7, his number during his playing days. On May 20, 2008, Reed was recalled from Triple-A Tacoma and joined the Mariners for their game against the Detroit Tigers.

On December 10, 2008, he was traded to the New York Mets in a three-team trade.[3]

Reed married Samantha Garrison in late 2007, in Maui.

Source: Wikipedia

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