SEATTLE — Addison Reed, aware of his status as the Mets’ most likely trade chip, walked through the clubhouse on a sleepy morning here and smiled. “I’m still here!” he said Sunday, a few hours before an ugly 9-1 loss to the Mariners, the Mets’ final game before the non-waiver trade deadline.
By 4 p.m. EDT Monday, Reed is expected to be wearing another uniform, part of the fallout of a season gone wrong for the Mets.
According to a source, two teams have emerged as serious suitors for Reed, one of the top relievers available despite a market loaded with options. One of those clubs is the Red Sox, who have been linked to the righthander for much of the lead-up to the deadline.
But moving Reed marks only one of the changes that could be looming on the horizon for the Mets (48-55), losers of two of three against the Mariners. Sometime after the deadline has passed, top prospects Amed Rosario and Dominic Smith are expected to be summoned to begin their big-league careers.
Rosario’s promotion could be hastened by an injury to shortstop Jose Reyes, who left the game in the fifth inning when he was struck on the left forearm by a 98-mph fastball thrown by lefty James Paxton. “It’s sore, but it’s better,” said Reyes, whose X-rays came back negative.
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