Evan Reed has appeared in 27 games for the Tigers this season. (Elizabeth Conley / Detroit News)
Detroit – Wayne County prosecutor Kym Worthy is scheduled to meet with the press Wednesday morning to discuss details of an investigation into Tigers minor-league pitcher Evan Reed.
Reed was accused in April of sexual assault, from an incident that was alleged to have taken place at Motor City Casino’s hotel in late March, just before the start of the season.
Reed was on the Tigers’ Opening Day roster.
Reed reportedly met the woman at a Royal Oak bar, before the two ended up downtown at Motor City, where Reed was staying.
Reed has not commented on the case. His lawyer has said Reed has fully cooperated with the investigation, and he expected his client to be cleared.
The Tigers had no comment Tuesday. The Toledo Mud Hens, the Tigers’ Triple-A affiliate for whom Reed currently is pitching, said Tuesday night Reed is with the team and available to pitch. He last pitched Monday for the Mud Hens.
Reed, 28, first was investigated by police, before the case – and a warrant request – was turned over to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s office in early May.
Reed, a right-hander, has pitched in 43 games out of the Tigers bullpen over the last two seasons. This year, he was 0-1 with a 4.88 ERA before he was demoted to Toledo in mid-June. Manager Brad Ausmus made it clear Reed was demoted for his performance, not the police investigation.