Tigers pitcher Evan Reed being investigated for sexual assault

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Detroit Tigers pitcher Evan Reed is being investigated by police for an alleged sexual assault of a woman in a Motor City Casino hotel room the night before Opening Day.

Reed, in his second year with the Tigers, has not yet been charged with any crime and is with them as they start a road trip Tuesday.

“The organization is aware of the very serious allegation that has been made against pitcher Evan Reed,” Tigers officials said in a statement released Monday night. “This allegation is concerning and we are aware of an ongoing investigation.

“It would be inappropriate for the ballclub to comment further at this time.”

The Detroit Free Press reports that a woman told police she met Reed in a bar on March 30 and could not remember anything until she later awoke in a Motor City Casino hotel room. The woman went to police two days after the incident took place.

Reed, 28, was claimed by the Tigers in 2013. He spent most of last season at Triple-A but did make 16 appearances for the TIgers. This season he has made two appearances allowing two hit in 2 1/3 innings of work.

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