Reed hears of ascent to closer role from Twitter

Reed hears of ascent to closer role from Twitter

CHICAGO -- News of Addison Reed's full-time closer status, made official by White Sox manager Robin Ventura before Wednesday's victory, wasn't relayed to Reed from anyone with the team or by the media.

"I didn't even know until I think my sister text me or something and she said she saw it on Twitter," said Reed, who gave up Justin Morneau's two-run homer in the ninth inning of Thursdays' 11-8 victory over the Twins. "Everything is on Twitter now. She said she saw it on Twitter and yeah, I mean, it's awesome.

"Like I've always said, it's something I always wanted to do. I love being in that situation in the ninth inning, so yeah, I'm ready for it. Hopefully I get a lot of opportunities."

The 23-year-old said it was hinted at that he would take over the closer role. But with four of his last six appearances resulting in saves, he had a pretty good idea as to what job he would be handling.

"When I got those last few appearances in the ninth, I kind of thought something was maybe going on. I'm happy, though. I'm just pumped up," Reed said. "So, I mean, it doesn't bother me that nobody told me."

Reed worked Thursday in a non-save situation and suffered a bruise on his glove hand when trying to snag Joe Mauer's leadoff comebacker line drive. The hand was being iced postgame, and Reed expected no further problems.