Twins reliever Addison Reed placed on 10-day DL with tight triceps

The Minnesota Twins have placed right-handed reliever Addison Reed on the 10-day disabled list with tightness in his triceps.

The move was made before Wednesday’s game against Kansas City, the first trip to the disabled list in Reed’s seven-year major league career.

Reed said this morning that he’s been bothered by some soreness for last couple of weeks. He’s had it in the past but has been able to manage the discomfort and keep pitching. This time, the soreness has lingered longer than he’s used to, so the Twins decided to place him on the disabled list.

It probably doesn’t help that he’s 1-5 with a 4.83 ERA. He’s been unable to throw the way he wants to throw, which has been frustrating to him.

Reed started out strong but has struggled in recent weeks, forcing manager Paul Molitor to move him out of the eighth-inning setup role.

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In 41 games in his first season with the Twins, Reed is 1-5 with a 4.83 ERA. He has allowed eight home runs in 41 innings. Five of those have come in his past 16 appearances, over which he has a 9.42 ERA with 24 hits allowed in 14 1/3 innings. Reed signed a two-year, $16.75 million contract with the Twins before the season.

Right-handed reliever Alan Busenitz was recalled from Triple-A Rochester for the third time this year.

Busenitz is 2-0 with a 6.43 ERA in two stints with the Twins this season. He’s been outstanding for the Red Wings, going 2-2 with a 1.41 ERA in 20 games. He will be in the bullpen today as the Twins wrap up a three-game series with an afternoon game against the Royals at Target Field

Twins manager Paul Molitor said Reed would likely undergo additional tests “just to make sure that’s all he’s got going on,” but Reed expressed confidence he would return as soon as he’s eligible on July 21 in Kansas City.

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