Reed shines in first taste of game action

Reed shines in first taste of game action

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- D-backs closer Addison Reed threw one scoreless inning in a "B" game against the Cubs on Tuesday morning. It was the first time he had faced another team's hitters this spring.

"Good first time out," D-backs pitching coach Mike Harkey said. "He went out there and threw strikes. Nothing all that special, nothing all that bad, so a good first outing for him."

Reed was slowed this spring by a sore right shoulder just before camp opened, but the right-hander has not experienced any problems since and plans on being ready in time for Opening Day.

"He should be ready," Harkey said. "He should have plenty of time to get ready. Whether he's ready or not will be dictated by how he throws."

Steve Gilbert is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Inside the D-backs, and follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.