Reed not concerned about role

Reed not concerned about role

DETROIT -- Addison Reed never campaigned for the closer's role when he wasn't pitching the ninth inning, but instead working in the seventh or eighth. So the rookie hurler with 15 saves in 18 opportunities wasn't worried about losing that job when the White Sox acquired Houston closer Brett Myers on Saturday.

"Not too much. I'm ready to pitch whenever they want me to pitch," Reed said. "Obviously, I'd like to have the ninth inning. If it changes, it's up to them. As long as I'm pitching, I'll be happy.

"He's been successful this year and throughout his career," added Reed of Myers. "Any time we can add that, it's huge for us and it will do nothing but help us out. He's a great pitcher and it will be fun."

Reed also is happy to have Jesse Crain back in the fold, as Crain brings his 2.38 ERA in 24 games off the disabled list after battling a right shoulder strain.

"He pitched very well before he got hurt," said Reed of Crain. "Hopefully, he finishes the year strong and keeps on throwing like he did."