WEEU’s Paul Roberts has learned that former Oley Valley and Kutztown University pitcher Nate Reed has been assigned to the Double-A Portland Sea Dogs. The 26-year-old lefty will be in Reading Thursday through Sunday when the Sea Dogs visit FirstEnergy Stadium to play the Fightin Phils.
Reed started his college baseball career at the University of Pittsburgh before transferring to Kutztown. The Mariners drafted the 6’3 southpaw in the 40th round. Reed spent parts of 2010 and 2011 with Seattle’s High-A ball team. After getting released and taking a year off from the game, Reed joined the Lancaster Barnstormers of the independent Atlantic League in 2013. He finished the season with a 2.86 ERA and 71 strikeouts in 75 innings. Reed was used primarily as a relief pitcher.
The Boston Red Sox invited him to the Dominican Republic where he faced highly touted prospect Jose Abreu. After the workout, Reed was offered a contract by the Red Sox. He consistently throws in the low 90’s and it never hurts to be a tall left-hander.
Best of luck to Nate in the Eastern League.