Lowcountry native James Reeves traded by the Yankees to the Padres

Lowcountry native James Reeves traded by the Yankees to the Padres
James Reeves, an alum of Ashley Ridge and The Citadel, was traded by the New York Yankees on Thursday to the San Diego Padres (Source: The Citadel Athletics)

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The Yankees traded Lowcountry native James Reeves on Thursday night to the San Diego Padres in exchange for outfielder Greg Allen.

An alum of Ashley Ridge high school and The Citadel, Reeves was a 10th round pick by the Yankees in the 2015 major league draft. He’s spent the last 6 years as part of the organization including a stint with the Charleston RiverDogs who were the Yankees Low-A affiliate in 2016.

In his minor league career, Reeves has put together a record of 20-7 with 8 saves and a 2.30 ERA. He did not pitch in 2020 as all minor league seasons were canceled due to the pandemic.

Reeves also won 20 games in his 4 years at The Citadel which included being named the SoCon Pitcher of the Year in 2015. That season he went 8-4 and threw the school’s first no-hitter in 13 years.

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