Reid was the St. Louis Cardinals 13th round draft pick in the June 2002 amateur draft and made his Major League debut on August 17, 2009 as a member of the Atlanta Braves. During his playing career Reid also spent time in the New York Yankees system. His playing career also took him to the Independent Atlantic League with stops for the Long Island Ducks, Camden RiverSharks and the Sugar Land Skeeters. This East Rockaway native attended Kellenberg High School and played college baseball for the University of Delaware.