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March 6, 1989 | From Times staff and wire service reports
Jody Reed, who won the Boston Red Sox's regular shortstop job as a rookie last July, has more than doubled his salary for 1989. The Red Sox announced Sunday night that Reed had agreed to a one-year contract. Terms were not announced, but Reed will receive a reported $175,000. Reed, 26, replaced veteran Spike Owen after the All-Star break last year and helped the Red Sox to the American League East title, hitting .293 with one homer and 28 runs batted in.
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May 6, 2000
I have noticed in recent weeks columns written by Ross Newhan and Tim Kawakami praising Andres Galarraga and his great "comeback from cancer" story. All of this would be fine and dandy if it were not for the fact that our hero is and always has been a bad sport. Watch him next time he gets hit by a pitch and you'll see what I mean. You'll see him react as if it's the pitcher's fault that he couldn't avoid hitting Andres' elbow, which is always over the plate! Dodger fans will remember a game several years ago when Galarraga purposely cleated Dodger second baseman Jody Reed because he was angry about getting hit with a pitch and a pickoff attempt.
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February 4, 1994 | Associated Press
Infielder Jody Reed agreed Thursday to a minor league contract with the Milwaukee Brewers and will go to spring training as a nonroster player. Reed, 31, hit .276 last season with the Dodgers and led the National League in second-base fielding, committing five errors in 698 chances. He became a free agent after it was said he turned down an $8-million, three-year contract offer from the Dodgers. He was drafted by Boston in 1984, hitting .260 in 715 games with the Red Sox over six years.
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November 15, 1997
Guerrero, Cedeno, Garcia, etc., unprotected. So much for Fred Claire's posturing about keeping the young talent. Can't wait to see the '98 version of slow, plodding Dodger offense. Wake me when Zeile is finished batting. ROBIN OATES Hemet So Ken Hill has turned down $4.6 million from the Angels to become a free agent. Is his financial and career advisor Jody Reed? HAL PEABODY El Segundo
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July 2, 1993 | BRIAN JARAMILLO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a span of six hours Wednesday, Dodger second baseman Jody Reed revealed his personality without giving an interview, without playing an inning . . . and without even trying. Shortly after 4:30 p.m., Reed put on his uniform, laced his shoes and grabbed his glove. By 5 p.m., he was on the field, stretching. He was intense, to the point that when a reporter asked for a five-minute interview, Reed said no, because he doesn't give interviews after he puts on his uniform.
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March 13, 1994 | ROSS NEWHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Stupid? Greedy? The victim of an agent's staggering miscalculation? Jody Reed bristles at each of these characterizations, but he is doomed to ridicule, if not regret. "People are ripping on me because I'm only going to make a million dollars this year," said the former Dodger second baseman, now with the Milwaukee Brewers. "A million dollars. Since when is that nothing? What's going on here?" What's going on is that Reed rejected a three-year, $7.
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May 29, 1989
Chuck Finley, who pitched a one-hitter Friday night to beat the Boston Red Sox, 5-0, at Fenway Park, has been chosen The Times Orange County Edition Angel of the Week. The only hit Finley allowed was a bloop single to center field by Jody Reed with two outs in the eighth inning. The Times will donate $200 in Finley's name to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Orange County.
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November 15, 1997
Guerrero, Cedeno, Garcia, etc., unprotected. So much for Fred Claire's posturing about keeping the young talent. Can't wait to see the '98 version of slow, plodding Dodger offense. Wake me when Zeile is finished batting. ROBIN OATES Hemet So Ken Hill has turned down $4.6 million from the Angels to become a free agent. Is his financial and career advisor Jody Reed? HAL PEABODY El Segundo
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May 6, 2000
I have noticed in recent weeks columns written by Ross Newhan and Tim Kawakami praising Andres Galarraga and his great "comeback from cancer" story. All of this would be fine and dandy if it were not for the fact that our hero is and always has been a bad sport. Watch him next time he gets hit by a pitch and you'll see what I mean. You'll see him react as if it's the pitcher's fault that he couldn't avoid hitting Andres' elbow, which is always over the plate! Dodger fans will remember a game several years ago when Galarraga purposely cleated Dodger second baseman Jody Reed because he was angry about getting hit with a pitch and a pickoff attempt.
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June 7, 1993 | MARYANN HUDSON
After each game ends, Jody Reed makes a beeline to visit his wife, Michele, and 10-month-old daughter, Jessica, before returning to the clubhouse to talk with reporters, shower and dress. "Jessica is starting to become more aware of things, and Michele says that when they show my picture up on the board when I'm at bat, she recognizes me now and gets excited," Reed said. "And now when Michele goes into the wives' waiting room after the game, Jesse keeps looking at the door, waiting to see me.
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August 20, 1997 | RANDY HARVEY
Eric Young had better be the Dodgers' answer at second base. He has cost them enough. The Dodgers announced Monday night they had traded Pedro Astacio to Colorado for Young. In reality, they've given up two starting pitchers because of him, including a potential Cy Young winner. In 1992, convinced that Young was not ready to play regularly, the Dodgers let him go to Colorado in the first round of the expansion draft and traded for Jody Reed.
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September 15, 1996 | Associated Press
Jody Reed singled home the winning run with two outs in the 12th inning Saturday and the San Diego Padres defeated the Cincinnati Reds, 3-2, at San Diego. With two down and the bases empty, Greg Vaughn drew a walk from Lee Smith (3-4) and stole second. Wally Joyner was intentionally walked before Reed, who was hitting only .230 and entered the game as a defensive replacement in the top of the inning, slapped a 2-and-2 pitch just in front of right fielder Thomas Howard.
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July 21, 1996 | From Associated Press
Pinch-runner Jayhawk Owens scored the go-ahead run on Jody Reed's fielding error in the ninth inning, and the Colorado Rockies defeated San Diego, 5-4, Saturday night in front of the largest regular-season crowd in Padre history. The attendance of 55,046 was the 12th crowd this season above 40,000, equaling the club mark set in 1984. The Padres drew 54,841 against Montreal on May 10, 1991. With one out in the ninth, Jeff Reed tripled off the right-field wall against reliever Doug Bochtler (0-3).
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April 9, 1994 | BOB NIGHTENGALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jody Reed listened all winter to friends calling him stupid. He watched a newscast accuse him of being greedy. Even his own family had difficulty understanding the decision. While Reed may forever be ridiculed for turning down $7.8 million from the Dodgers, the second-guessing Friday night was focused on the guys across the field.
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March 13, 1994 | ROSS NEWHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Stupid? Greedy? The victim of an agent's staggering miscalculation? Jody Reed bristles at each of these characterizations, but he is doomed to ridicule, if not regret. "People are ripping on me because I'm only going to make a million dollars this year," said the former Dodger second baseman, now with the Milwaukee Brewers. "A million dollars. Since when is that nothing? What's going on here?" What's going on is that Reed rejected a three-year, $7.
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February 4, 1994 | Associated Press
Infielder Jody Reed agreed Thursday to a minor league contract with the Milwaukee Brewers and will go to spring training as a nonroster player. Reed, 31, hit .276 last season with the Dodgers and led the National League in second-base fielding, committing five errors in 698 chances. He became a free agent after it was said he turned down an $8-million, three-year contract offer from the Dodgers. He was drafted by Boston in 1984, hitting .260 in 715 games with the Red Sox over six years.
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November 27, 1993
Fred Claire has done it again. He has traded away another young pitcher. Haven't the trades of Juan Guzman, John Wetteland, Tim Belcher and Tim Leary taught him anything? At least this time we got a healthy player in return (I hope). The Braves have proven that pitching is what wins the division (title). But I guess Fred will sign another .500 pitcher like Candiotti or Kevin Gross and that will salvage this deal. Not! TOM WENDLER Corona del Mar Things Fred Claire would like me to believe: --Todd Worrell is healthy.
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July 21, 1996 | From Associated Press
Pinch-runner Jayhawk Owens scored the go-ahead run on Jody Reed's fielding error in the ninth inning, and the Colorado Rockies defeated San Diego, 5-4, Saturday night in front of the largest regular-season crowd in Padre history. The attendance of 55,046 was the 12th crowd this season above 40,000, equaling the club mark set in 1984. The Padres drew 54,841 against Montreal on May 10, 1991. With one out in the ninth, Jeff Reed tripled off the right-field wall against reliever Doug Bochtler (0-3).
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November 27, 1993
Fred Claire has done it again. He has traded away another young pitcher. Haven't the trades of Juan Guzman, John Wetteland, Tim Belcher and Tim Leary taught him anything? At least this time we got a healthy player in return (I hope). The Braves have proven that pitching is what wins the division (title). But I guess Fred will sign another .500 pitcher like Candiotti or Kevin Gross and that will salvage this deal. Not! TOM WENDLER Corona del Mar Things Fred Claire would like me to believe: --Todd Worrell is healthy.
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November 20, 1993 | TIM KAWAKAMI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Looking for speed and sacrificing one of the most promising pitchers in baseball to get it, the Dodgers acquired second baseman Delino DeShields from the Montreal Expos on Friday for relief pitcher Pedro Martinez. The move signals an end to the Dodgers' efforts to re-sign 31-year-old free agent Jody Reed, their starting second baseman last season. In four full seasons in the majors--mostly as the Expos' leadoff batter--DeShields, 24, hit .277 and averaged more than 46 stolen bases.
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