The Detroit Tigers have designated reliever Evan Reed for assignment, calling up right-hander Chad Smith from Triple-A Toledo on Wednesday.
Reed went 0-1 with a 4.88 ERA for the Tigers. In his last 11 appearances, the right-hander posted a 7.71 ERA. Manager Brad Ausmus says the move had nothing to do with Reed's legal situation. Reed faces a sexual assault complaint, though prosecutors have not yet said whether he will be charged.