Earlier Tuesday night it was falsely reported by Buster Olney that the Philadelphia Phillies were close to a deal for the former Met.
The 28-year-old is expected to command a three-to-four year deal on the open market and is coming off a season in which he pitched to the tune of a 2.84 ERA in 77 appearances between the Mets and Boston Red Sox.
This is the second consecutive year with 77+ appearances for Reed as he had 80 the previous year. He also had 19 saves and a fantastic 5.07 SO/BB ratio.
In other reliever news, a source told me that the Mets have shown interest in former Red Sox lefty Robbie Ross.