With wife at Olympics, Reed claimed by Rays from Dodgers

In this photo provided by USA Softball, Jake and Janie Reed pose for a photo in Clearwater, Fla., in February 2020. Getting ready to reach the height of softball and make her Olympic debut for the United States, Janie Reed was on a training field at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, in Western Japan. Across the Pacific Ocean, 7,452 miles away, another important family first was unfolding in Miami: husband Jake Reed was about to walk onto a major league mound for the first time. (Jade Hewitt/Courtesy of USA Softball)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Jake Reed switched teams while his wife was with the U.S. softball team at the Olympics.

The 28-year-old reliever was claimed off waivers by the Tampa Bay Rays from the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday and optioned to Triple-A Durham.

Reed, a right-hander with a submarine delivery, made his major league debut on July 6 and had a 3.38 ERA in five relief appearances and one start. He was designated for assignment on Wednesday by the Dodgers.

Janie Reed is the starting left fielder and No. 2 hitter on the U.S. team, which plays Japan for the softball gold medal on Tuesday.


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