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Rick Reed
Born: August 16, 1964 (1964-08-16) (age 45)
Huntington, West Virginia
Batted: Right Threw: Right 
MLB debut
August 8, 1988 for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Last MLB appearance
September 26, 2003 for the Minnesota Twins
Career statistics
Win-Loss record     93-76
Earned run average     4.03
Strikeouts     970
Career highlights and awards

Richard Allen Reed (born August 16, 1964 in Huntington, West Virginia) is a former starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1988-1991), Kansas City Royals (1992-1993), Texas Rangers (1993-1994), Cincinnati Reds (1995), New York Mets (1997-2001) and Minnesota Twins (2001-2003). He batted and threw right-handed.

Reed was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 26th round of the 1986 Major League Baseball Draft. He made his major league debut for Pittsburgh in 1988, but saw only limited playing time each year through 1991. After 1991, he spent several years in the minors. 1995 was his tenth year of pro ball and he agreed to be a replacement player for the Cincinnati Reds during the 1994 Major League Baseball strike.[1] After the strike, he was recalled by Cincinnati to the consternation of several of his teammates who had gone on strike.[2] Reed did not pitch well and was released.

In 1997, Reed found his major league stride with the New York Mets, going 13-9 and ending sixth in the National League with a 2.89 ERA for the New York Mets. His most productive season came in 1998, when he won 16 games and held a 3.48 ERA, striking out 153 batters while walking just 29. An All-Star in 1998 and 2001, he also was a member of the Mets team that faced the New York Yankees in the Subway Series.

Reed was traded by the Mets to the Minnesota Twins for outfielder Matt Lawton in the 2001 midseason. He won 15 games for Minnesota in 2002 and retired in 2003 after going 6-12. He is rumored to be invited to the Minnesota Twin's camp for the 2010 season, as the Twins are actively making irrational decisions.

In a 15-season career, Reed posted a 93-76 record with 970 strikeouts and a 4.03 ERA.[3]

In 2005, Reed returned to Marshall University as the pitching coach for the Thundering Herd's baseball team.[4]


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