Jody Eric Reed (born July 26, 1962 in Brandon, Florida) is a former second baseman in Major League Baseball who had an 11-year career from 1987-1997. The 5'9" second baseman played with the Boston Red Sox from 1987–1992, and in 1990 he led the American League with 45 doubles and finished 10th in the AL with 173 hits. He also totalled more than 40 doubles in 1989 and 1991.
Reed was a career .270 hitter who also played with the Los Angeles Dodgers (1993), Milwaukee Brewers (1994), San Diego Padres (1995–1996) and Detroit Tigers (1997). Reed played college baseball for the Florida State University Seminoles under head coach Mike Martin.
Jody Reed currently resides in Arizona and returns home to Florida after the season ends to be with his wife Michele and their four daughters. In 2011 he was the manager of the Arizona League Dodgers and the Coordinator of Instruction for the Dodgers Camelback Ranch facility in Glendale, Arizona. He was selected as "Manager of the Year" by the Arizona League in 2011 . For 2012 he was named the "Infield Coordinator" for the Dodgers minor league system.
Jody Reed still credits his younger brother, Paul, for much of his success having spent hours playing against a better opponent.
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