"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.