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Craig Breslow | Relief Pitcher

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (34) / 8/8/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 181
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
Contract: view contract details

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Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the Red Sox have placed Craig Breslow and Kelly Johnson on revocable waivers.
As is the case with most all August waiver situations, a deal involving either player is unlikely. Breslow is making $3.825 million this season and has a $4 million club option for 2015. Johnson is earning $3 million this year and will be a free agent this winter. Aug 8 - 2:56 PM

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Red Sox activated LHP Craig Breslow from the 15-day disabled list.

Breslow got a late start to the season while working his way back from a shoulder issue, but he made three rehab appearances without incident. He'll once again be a key part of the Red Sox' bullpen this season.
Apr 9 - 12:45 PM

Craig Breslow (shoulder) is likely to be activated Wednesday.

A previous report indicated that Breslow could be activated Monday, but he actually made a third rehab appearance with Triple-A Pawtucket instead. The southpaw will get the day off Tuesday before joining Boston's bullpen.
Apr 8 - 3:18 PM

Craig Breslow (shoulder) could be activated Monday.

Breslow made relief appearances on Thursday and Friday at Triple-A Pawtucket, reporting no issues with his shoulder. He'll get the day off Saturday and Sunday.
Apr 5 - 4:12 PM

Craig Breslow (shoulder) is scheduled to pitch at Triple-A Pawtucket on Thursday and Friday.

If the back-to-back appearances go smoothly, he should be activated from the 15-day disabled list over the weekend. Breslow was sidelined for much of the spring with a shoulder injury. He posted a dominant 1.81 ERA in 59 2/3 innings last season for the Red Sox.
Mar 31 - 11:38 AM

Red Sox placed LHP Craig Breslow on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 21, with a mild left shoulder strain.

Breslow has pitched in a couple minor league games this week, but he's simply not ready yet. He'll be eligible to return on April 5, and manager John Farrell said the left-hander's stay on the DL will be "minimal."
Mar 27 - 9:51 PM

Craig Breslow (shoulder) made a relief appearance in a minor league game on Monday afternoon.

It was his first live appearance of the spring. Breslow has been slowed in Red Sox camp by left shoulder inflammation and seems likely to open the 2014 regular season on the 15-day disabled list. The Red Sox can back-date that disabled list stint so that he's eligible to join their bullpen in early April.
Source: WEEI
Mar 24 - 3:24 PM

The Boston Globe's Pete Abraham believes Craig Breslow (shoulder) will start the season on the disabled list because he's scheduled to pitch in a minor league game Monday.

"Now he can be back-dated," Abraham tweeted. Breslow was supposed to make his Grapefruit League debut Monday, but he hasn't progressed as the club had hoped. The veteran left-hander is suffering from a bout of shoulder inflammation that has kept him out of game action to this point.
Mar 23 - 10:47 AM

Craig Breslow (shoulder) threw a 20-pitch live batting practice session Friday.

It's the first time he's faced hitters this spring, as the veteran left-hander is nursing some shoulder inflammation again this spring. Breslow is slated for his Grapefruit League debut Monday and thinks he'll have time to get ready for Opening Day. However, Red Sox manager John Farrell said it's "probably premature" to say the southpaw will be available for the opener.
Mar 21 - 3:43 PM

Craig Breslow (shoulder) believes he'll be healthy for Opening Day.

For a pitcher who hasn't appeared in a game or thrown a live bullpen session this spring, it's a confident proclamation. But keep in mind that Breslow also didn't pitch in spring training last year due to shoulder inflammation and ended up having his best season. "I think I'll be ready," said Breslow, "but I don't make the final decision, obviously. I feel good, I feel strong. We talked about from the beginning that I don't need a ton of games, I just need some repetitions and that was something I could kind of do on the side, throwing bullpens etc."
Source: CSN Boston
Mar 20 - 6:56 PM

Craig Breslow is slated to face hitters Friday for the first time this spring.

Breslow didn't pitch in spring training last year due to shoulder inflammation and ended up having his best season, so the Red Sox are taking things slow with him this spring. If all goes well Friday, he'll pitch in a game next Monday.
Mar 18 - 10:59 AM

Craig Breslow has yet to throw off a mound in Red Sox' camp.

Breslow dealt with a sore shoulder in spring training last season and began the year on the disabled list, so the club is taking it slowly with him this year. Red Sox manager John Farrell said the reliever has thrown long-toss on back-to-back days with "increased intensity" and is close to throwing off a mound. "Things are moving in the right direction," Farrell said.
Mar 9 - 9:16 AM

Craig Breslow picked up his first win of the season by tossing 1 2/3 scoreless relief innings against the Twins Saturday.

Breslow missed the first five weeks of the season with shoulder inflammation and has posted a 1.35 ERA over seven appearances since his activation. The 32-year-old Yale graduate has never finished a season with an ERA higher than 3.75 and boasts a 2.97 career number. Nerds don't often fool scouts, but Breslow has made it look easy.
Sun, May 19, 2013 03:53:00 AM

Red Sox activated LHP Craig Breslow from the 15-day disabled list.

Breslow missed the first five weeks of the season with a shoulder issue. The left-hander had a cool 2.70 ERA in 63 1/3 innings last year between Arizona and Boston.
Mon, May 6, 2013 03:36:00 PM

Craig Breslow (shoulder) is close to being activated from the disabled list.

Breslow struggled in his first couple rehab outings, but he's looked better of late, tossing a second straight scoreless frame for Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday. "Getting closer," Red Sox manager John Farrell said. "We’ll review that internally and determine if that’s when we return immediately on the homestand or if there’s a need for an additional [rehab] appearance. But the most important thing is with each outing he’s gotten more crisp with all his pitches and moving in the right direction."
Sun, May 5, 2013 08:43:00 AM

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