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Mitchell Boggs | Relief Pitcher

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (30) / 2/15/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 235
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Giants signed RHP Mitchell Boggs to a minor league contract.
Boggs was released by the White Sox on July 1 after posting a 9.50 ERA and 18/17 K/BB ratio in 25 relief appearances at Triple-A Charlotte. He was one of the top setup men in the majors in 2012 with the Cardinals, but that seems like the distant past at this point. Jul 21 - 12:16 PM

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White Sox released RHP Mitchell Boggs.

Boggs gets the boot after posting an ugly 9.50 ERA over 25 relief appearances in Triple-A this year. The move clears a spot for Henry Rodriguez on the Charlotte roster.
Jul 1 - 2:48 PM

White Sox re-signed RHP Mitchell Boggs to a minor league contract.

Boggs was released last week when he failed to make the Opening Day roster, but he's now back on a minor league deal. He should be able to make it back up to the majors at some point this season.
Mar 30 - 2:11 PM

White Sox released RHP Mitchell Boggs.

Chicago tried to buy low on his arm talent with a one-year, $1.1 million big league contract last month, but they'll swallow their losses early. You may recall that Boggs replaced Jason Motte (Tommy John surgery) as the Cardinals' closer last season, but he was quickly displaced and ended up getting lit up for a 8.10 ERA over 23 1/3 innings between St. Louis and Colorado. He'll have to settle for a minor league deal this time around.
Mar 23 - 12:09 PM

White Sox signed RHP Mitchell Boggs to a one-year, $1.1 million contract.

Boggs managed to land a major league deal even after posting an 8.10 ERA and 16/20 K/BB ratio over 23 1/3 innings at the big league level last season. The soon-to-be 30-year-old held a 3.08 mark from 2010-12, and the White Sox are obviously hoping Boggs can rediscover that form.
Feb 7 - 12:29 PM

Mike Puma of the New York Post hears that the Mets are still "somewhat" interested in free agent reliever Mitchell Boggs.

Puma hears that "nothing is on the front burner" for the Mets' bullpen, so a deal might not come together. Boggs was non-tendered by the Rockies in December after posting an 8.10 ERA in 23 1/3 innings of work at the major league league in 2013. The 29-year-old has enjoyed some success in the past, so he could be worth the gamble.
Jan 21 - 3:12 PM

According to ESPN's Jayson Stark, the Phillies, Indians, Mariners and Cubs are among the teams expressing interest in free agent right-hander Mitchell Boggs.

And the Mets are also known to like Boggs, who was non-tendered by the Rockies at the beginning of December after posting an 8.10 ERA in 23 1/3 innings this past season between St. Louis and Colorado. The 29-year-old was one of the top setup men in baseball in 2012 but fell apart when the Cards tried him at closer.
Wed, Dec 11, 2013 02:17:00 PM

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Mets are interested in Mitchell Boggs.

The Mets are looking for relievers with late-game experience, as they want some protection in case Bobby Parnell (neck) isn't healthy. Boggs is coming off a lackluster season in 2013, posting an 8.10 ERA in 23 1/3 innings, but he'd be a nice buy-low candidate given his previous success with the Cardinals.
Mon, Dec 9, 2013 08:20:00 PM

Rockies non-tendered RHP Mitchell Boggs.

The Rockies tried to trade the reliever but were unable to find a taker. Boggs was slated to earn more than $1.5 million in arbitration, which was too much in the Rockies' eyes after his disappointing 2013. He pitched well from 2010-12, though, so someone will give the former setup man a shot.
Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:35:00 PM

Mitchell Boggs might be non-tendered on Monday.

That's the word from Denver Post beat reporter Troy Renck, who says the Rockies "were still debating the decision this past weekend." Boggs was once a highly-reliable setup man for the Cardinals but he hasn't been the same since they tried him at closer to open the 2013 season. He had an 8.10 ERA in 23 1/3 total frames this year.
Source: Denver Post
Mon, Dec 2, 2013 08:51:00 AM

Rockies recalled RHP Mitchell Boggs from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Boggs was unscored upon in two appearances with the Rockies earlier this season. He'll be used in the middle innings.
Tue, Sep 3, 2013 06:18:00 PM

Rockies optioned RHP Mitchell Boggs to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Boggs allowed one hit in 1 2/3 innings with the Rockies. He should be given another look later this year.
Sat, Jul 27, 2013 05:30:00 PM

Rockies recalled RHP Mitchell Boggs from Double-A Tulsa.

Boggs was acquired from the Cardinals earlier this month for international-market signing bonus money. The right-hander was one of the better setup men in the major leagues last season for St. Louis but has struggled mightily at multiple levels of professional ball here in 2013. He'll pitch in middle relief for the Rox.
Sat, Jul 20, 2013 04:20:00 PM

Rockies acquired RHP Mitchell Boggs from the Cardinals in exchange for international signing bonus slot No. 4.

Boggs began the season as the Cardinals' closer, but he flamed out in that role and struggled again after a stint in the minors, ultimately posting an 11.05 ERA and 2.45 WHIP over 18 appearances. He led the National League in holds just a year ago, though, so it's a potentially nice buy-low opportunity for the Rockies. Boggs will be assigned to Double-A Tulsa for the time being.
Tue, Jul 9, 2013 07:52:00 PM

Mitchell Boggs holds a 5.49 ERA and 1.73 WHIP since his last demotion to Triple-A Memphis.

He's also given up six unearned runs over 19 2/3 innings. The Cardinals' former closer was used as a starter at Memphis briefly, but, at his request, has moved back to the bullpen. It's obvious, though, that he's not close to being recalled, especially since guys like Michael Blazek and Keith Butler are pitching well for the Cards. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Joe Strauss thinks Boggs or Marc Rzepczynski, who is also at Memphis, will be traded this month.
Fri, Jul 5, 2013 12:45:00 PM

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2Andrew Susac
3Guillermo Quiroz
4Hector Sanchez
1B1Brandon Belt
2Travis Ishikawa
3Adam Duvall
2B1Joe Panik
2Marco Scutaro
SS1Brandon Crawford
2Matt Duffy
3Ehire Adrianza
3B1Pablo Sandoval
2Joaquin Arias
LF1Michael Morse
2Travis Ishikawa
3Chris Dominguez
CF1Angel Pagan
2Gregor Blanco
3Gary Brown
RF1Hunter Pence
2Juan Perez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Tim Hudson
3Ryan Vogelsong
4Jake Peavy
5Yusmeiro Petit
6Matt Cain
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Santiago Casilla
2Sergio Romo
3Jeremy Affeldt
4Javier Lopez
5Jean Machi
6J.C. Gutierrez
7George Kontos
8Tim Lincecum
9Chris Heston
10Erik Cordier
11Hunter Strickland
12Brett Bochy
13Mike Kickham