The Mets announced they have claimed RHP Ryan Reid off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates. Reid was designated for assignment by the Pirates earlier this month.
Reid, 28, had some moderate success for the Pirates and their Triple-A affiliate in 2013 which makes it curious as to why the Bucs let him go.
In seven major league appearances for the Pirates last season, he posted a 1.64 ERA and 1.09 WHIP in 11.0 innings, striking out seven and walking three while earning his first save. Reid posted a 2.732.73 ERA and 1.20 WHIP over 59.1 innings in Triple-A.
He looks to be a good arm to bring in to compete for a bullpen spot this Spring.