The Boston Red Sox are set to acquire reliever Addison Reed from the New York Mets in exchange for three pitching prospects, per Yahoo!'s Tim Brown.
The Red Sox have been in the market for a while now to acquire a set-up man and they believe that Reed is the player they need to fulfill that role. Reed will likely handle the eighth-inning role, with closer Craig Kimbrel in the ninth inning slot.
Reed, 28, has pitched like a lockdown reliever all year. He has a record of 1-2 with a 2.57 ERA in 48 relief appearances. He has been the Mets' closer since Jeurys Familia was placed on the disabled list earlier this season. He has 19 saves this year. Also, he has an incredible 1.1 BB/9 ratio this season in 49 innings.
Reliever Gerson Bautista will head to the Mets organization. The Red Sox's #28 ranked prospect has a 3-2 record with an ERA of 5.16 in High-A this year. The 22-year-old's best pitch is his fastball which can reach the upper 90's and it's rated a 70 on the 20-80 scale.
Reliever Jaime Callahan will join Bautista in the Mets' organization as well. The 22-year-old righty is ranked as the Red Sox's #23 prospects. Callahan has pitched in AAA for a good chunk of the season. He is considered to be major league ready and his ETA is 2017.
In 22 relief appearances in AAA, he is 1-1 with a 4.03 ERA.
The third prospect heading to the Big Apple is Stephen Nogosek. The #18 best prospect in Boston's system is also a relief pitcher. The 22-year-old righty has pitched mostly in High-A this year. In 13 relief appearances he is 2-1 with a 4.08 ERA.