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Tigers Promote Evan Reed From Triple-A Toledo

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Evan Reed #57 of the Detroit Tigers pitches in the ninth inning of the game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Comerica Park on April 18, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Angles defeated the Tigers 11-6. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Evan Reed #57 of the Detroit Tigers pitches in the ninth inning of the game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Comerica Park on April 18, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Angles defeated the Tigers 11-6. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

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CHICAGO (AP) — The Detroit Tigers have promoted right-hander Evan Reed from Triple-A Toledo after a judge dismissed rape charges against the pitcher last week.

The Tigers brought Reed back to the majors before they opened a series at the Chicago White Sox on Friday night. Right-hander Jose Ortego was designated for assignment to create a spot on the 40-man roster.

Reed, 28, was facing third-degree criminal sexual conduct charges before a judge said Aug. 21 that the testimony of the woman who accused him wasn’t credible and prosecutors failed to show that force or coercion took place.

Reed is 0-1 with a 4.88 ERA in 27 games with the Tigers this season.

Reed replaces left-hander Kyle Lobstein, who was sent to Toledo after Thursday’s 3-2 victory over the Yankees.

 

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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