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Christopher William Reed (born May 20, 1990) is a British-American former professional baseball pitcher who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Miami Marlins in 2015.
Reed was born in London and spent the first year of his life in England where his father was working. The family thereafter relocated to Southern California.
Reed attended Cleveland High School in Reseda, California. In his senior year, in 2008, Reed was a second-team all-West Valley League selection. He played college baseball at Stanford and was the closer for the Cardinal in 2011, picking up 9 saves and a 6–2 record, with a 2.54 ERA in 28 games. He limited opposing batters to a .201 average with 48 strikeouts.
The Los Angeles Dodgers selected Reed in the first round of the 2011 MLB Draft. He signed late in the summer, agreeing to a $1.6 million signing bonus, and only appeared in 3 games for the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes during the 2011 season, pitching only seven innings. After beginning 2012 with the Quakes, he was promoted in June to the AA Chattanooga Lookouts.
Reed was selected to represent the "World Team" in the 2012 All-Star Futures Game and represented the Great Britain national baseball team in the qualifying rounds of the 2013 World Baseball Classic. The Dodgers assigned him to the Mesa Solar Sox in the Arizona Fall League. In 2013, he spent the entire season with the Lookouts and was 4–11 with a 3.86 ERA in 29 appearances (25 starts). In 2014, he was selected to the mid-season Southern League all-star game. He was promoted to the AAA Albuquerque Isotopes on August 7, 2014. He made five starts for the Isotopes, and was 0–3 with a 10.97 ERA.
On November 20, 2014, he was added to the Dodgers 40 man roster in order to protect him from the Rule 5 Draft. He was assigned to the AA Tulsa Drillers to start the season, and also moved into the bullpen after having previously been a starter. Reed was promoted to Triple-A on April 29, 2015. The Dodgers designated him for assignment on July 10, and removed him from the 40-man roster.
Reed was traded by the Dodgers to the Miami Marlins on July 15, 2015, for Grant Dayton. He was assigned to the AAA New Orleans Zephyrs but the Marlins called him up to the majors for the first time on August 1. He pitched two scoreless innings of relief in his debut that night against the San Diego Padres. He later allowed two runs in two innings against the New York Mets on August 3 before returning to the Minors. He announced his retirement on February 17, 2017.