December 23, 2013

Sports Digest: Reid claimed by Mets

Portland’s Ryan Reid joins a new organization after being waived by the Pirates

BASEBALLPortland reliever Reid claimed by Mets after one season in Pittsburgh organization

Right-handed reliever Ryan Reid of Portland was claimed off waivers Monday by the New York Mets.

Reid, 28, reached the majors in 2013 with the Pittsburgh Pirates, allowing two runs in 11 innings after he was called up in June. He spent most of the season with Triple-A Indianapolis, going 7-2 with two saves a 2.73 ERA in 591/3 innings.

Reid was in the Tampa Bay Rays organization for seven years before signing with the Pirates last offseason. He was designated for assignment by the Pirates on Dec. 13.

n The Texas Rangers have received outfielder Alex Castellanos on a waiver claim from Boston.

Castellanos spent most of last season with Triple-A Albuquerque. He is a career .171 hitter in the majors in 24 games, all with the Dodgers.

SOCCER

PREMIER LEAGUE: British club Tottenham appointed Tim Sherwood as its new manager.

n Arsenal was held to a 0-0 draw by Chelsea in swirling rain, missing a chance to return to the top of the Premier League.

EXTREME SPORTS

MORATORIUM: Death Valley National Park is putting the brakes on ultramarathons and other extreme sports events that involve running and cycling until rangers can determine how safe it is to hold those competitions in a place that records the hottest temperatures on Earth.

The suspension means the popular Badwater 135 ultramarathon that takes runners from the lowest point in the Western Hemisphere to the trailhead of the highest peak in the contiguous United States will have to make a detour.

OLYMPICS

WOMEN’S HOCKEY: The Canadian team is set with a 21-player roster that features a dozen women who helped Canada win the gold medal in 2010, including Hayley Wickenheiser, Jayna Hefford and Caroline Ouellette

Under new coach Kevin Dineen, Canada will play the U.S. in exhibition games Saturday in Minnesota and Monday in Toronto.

CYCLING

TEAM SKY: Tour de France winner Chris Froome leads a list of 10 riders who have signed new contracts with Team Sky for 2014.

Peter Kennaugh, David Lopez and Ian Stannard, who helped Froome succeed teammate Bradley Wiggins as Britain’s second Tour winner, have also extended their contracts.

- From news service reports

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