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Blaine Boyer | Relief Pitcher

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (33) / 7/11/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Padres designated RHP Blaine Boyer for assignment.
Boyer pitched pretty decently for San Diego in 2014, holding a 3.57 ERA over 32 relief appearances. He was arbitration-eligible, though, and the Padres decided they had a better use for the 40-man roster spot. Nov 20 - 10:11 PM

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Blaine Boyer tossed a scoreless inning Tuesday in his return to action.

Boyer hadn't pitched since September 4 due to right shoulder fatigue. He should be OK the rest of the way.
Sep 24 - 4:57 AM

Blaine Boyer (shoulder) will throw a bullpen session on Wednesday.

Boyer hasn't pitched since September 4 due to right shoulder fatigue, but he could be cleared to return soon if Wednesday's session goes well. He's been a nice find for the Padres this season, holding a 3.05 ERA and 29/8 K/BB ratio over 38 1/3 relief innings.
Sep 17 - 10:31 AM

Blaine Boyer (shoulder) could throw a bullpen session this week.

Boyer hasn't pitched since September 4 due to right shoulder fatigue. He's hoping to make it back before the end of the season.
Sep 14 - 11:06 AM

Blaine Boyer hasn't pitched since Thursday's due to right shoulder fatigue.

He hasn't thrown a ball since then, but Boyer thinks he'll be back soon. "I think we all came to the conclusion that it's just fatigue, fatigue in the back part of my shoulder," Boyer said. "The strength is still there, everything else is fine. It's just a matter of fatigue, as simple as that. The rest has helped. We're doing a lot of treatment." Boyer has been a nice surprise for the Padres this season, posting a 3.05 ERA and 29/8 K/BB ratio over 38 1/3 relief innings.
Sep 8 - 10:55 PM

Padres purchased the contract of RHP Blaine Boyer from Triple-A El Paso.

Boyer tossed two scoreless innings in one appearance last month for the Padres. He'll be used in middle relief.
Jun 15 - 11:04 AM

Padres sent RHP Blaine Boyer outright to Triple-A El Paso.

Boyer had been designated for assignment over the weekend. He'll represent depth at Triple-A.
May 27 - 9:18 PM

Padres designated RHP Blaine Boyer for assignment.

Boyer tossed two scoreless innings in his first relief appearance in the majors since 2011, but the Padres decided his roster spot was better used on someone else. He can declare free agency if he clears waivers.
May 25 - 1:42 PM

Padres purchased the contract of RHP Blaine Boyer from Triple-A El Paso.

Boyer earned the promotion after posting a 3.32 ERA and 17/5 K/BB ratio over 21 2/3 relief innings at El Paso. The 32-year-old hasn't appeared in a major league game since 2011.
May 22 - 6:12 PM

Padres signed RHP Blaine Boyer to a minor league contract.

Boyer will earn $700,000 should he make the Padres roster. He spent the majority of the 2013 season with the Hanshin Tigers in Japan's Central League where he compiled a 2.67 ERA, 0.89 WHIP and 21/4 K/BB ratio over 27 innings of relief work. The 32-year-old will compete for a role in the Padres bullpen in the spring.
Jan 10 - 7:40 PM

Blaine Boyer has agreed to a contract with the Hanshin Tigers of Japan’s Central League.

Boyer opted out of his minor league contract with the Royals over the weekend after he learned that he could get a more lucrative deal overseas. The righty hasn't appeared in the majors since 2011.
Tue, May 21, 2013 08:08:00 PM

Royals released RHP Blaine Boyer.

Boyer determined that he wasn't going to get called up despite a 3.00 ERA and 18/3 K/BB ratio over 15 innings at Triple-A Omaha, so he decided to exercise the opt-out clause in his contract. He'll now look for a gig elsewhere.
Fri, May 17, 2013 01:37:00 PM

Royals signed RHP Blaine Boyer to a minor league contract.

It's not clear if the deal includes a spring training invite. Boyer, 31, didn't pitch professionally last season and hasn't appeared in the majors since 2011 as a member of the Mets. He'll likely function as organizational depth in 2013.
Thu, Jan 3, 2013 04:47:00 PM

Cardinals released RHP Blaine Boyer.

Boyer allowed 26 runs in 16 innings with Triple-A Memphis after signing a minor league contract with the Cards in early July. He'll hope to land an opportunity elsewhere.
Sat, Aug 13, 2011 04:35:00 PM

Cardinals signed RHP Blaine Boyer to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Memphis.

Boyer was cut loose by the Pirates in mid-June after posting a 13.50 ERA and walking nine batters in eight inning for Triple-A Indianapolis. He'll function as organizational relief depth for St. Louis.
Tue, Jul 5, 2011 03:35:00 PM

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