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Brad Boxberger | Relief Pitcher | #31

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (29) / 5/27/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: USC
Drafted: 2009 / Supplemental (Rd. 1) / CIN
Contract: view contract details

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Brad Boxberger (arm) returned to game action Thursday against the Brewers.
He tossed a scoreless inning as the D'Backs rolled to an 11-6 victory. Thursday marked Boxberger's first Cactus League appearance since February 23. Boxberger had been sidelined due to arm soreness but didn't show any lingering effects Thursday, sitting between 91-93 mph on his fastball. He's slated for a setup role ahead of closer Archie Bradley. Mar 8 - 10:59 PM

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Brad Boxberger (arm) will throw a bullpen session Sunday.

Boxberger has been dealing with "general soreness" in his right arm in recent days, but the return to the mound so quickly is promising. Assuming Sunday's session goes well, he could see game action later next week. The 29-year-old is in the mix to close games for the D'backs this year, although Archie Bradley is the odds-on favorite for the gig.
Mar 3 - 8:33 PM

Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said Brad Boxberger is dealing with "general soreness" in his right arm.

That would explain why Boxberger hasn't pitched in a Cactus League game since Friday, though he did complete a bullpen session without issue on Sunday. This could be the "dead arm" period that often plagues pitchers during spring training, though Boxberger has never been known for his durability. The plan is for Boxberger to throw another pen session on Sunday. When healthy, the right-hander will work in a setup role ahead of closer Archie Bradley.
Mar 1 - 4:22 PM

Brad Boxberger tossed a scoreless inning in his spring debut Friday against the Rockies.

Acquired from the Rays over the winter, Boxberger struck out one and walked one. The 29-year-old had more injury issues last year, but he has closed in the past and will be considered along with Archie Bradley and Yoshihisa Hirano this spring.
Feb 23 - 9:51 PM

Diamondbacks and RHP Brad Boxberger avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.85 million contract.

It's a modest raise for Boxberger in his second year of arbitration eligibility. The reliever was acquired from the Rays via trade in November.
Jan 12 - 1:10 PM

Diamondbacks acquired RHP Brad Boxberger from the Rays for RHP Curtis Taylor.

Boxberger is entering his second year of salary arbitration and getting a little rich for the cost-conscious Rays, so they've shipped him out for a younger talent. Boxberger, 29, posted a 3.38 ERA, 1.159 WHIP, and 40/11 K/BB ratio in 29 1/3 innings this past year with Tampa Bay. He missed the first three months of the season due to lat and forearm issues.
Thu, Nov 30, 2017 12:21:00 PM

Brad Boxberger struck out all four Indians he faced in his relief appearance Sunday.

The Rays were down a run at the time and couldn't come back, but Boxberger did give them a chance. In four appearances this month, Boxberger has yet to allow a baserunner and struck out eight in 5 1/3 innings. If the Rays reverse course and decide to sell, some contender might want to add him in a setup role.
Sun, Aug 13, 2017 05:47:00 PM

Brad Boxberger allowed three earned runs in the top of the eighth inning Sunday as the Rays fell to the visiting Rangers.

Tampa Bay was leading 5-3 when Boxberger was handed the ball, and he surrendered back-to-back homers to Rougned Odor and Carlos Gomez as Texas jumped ahead 6-5. The right-hander took a blown save and the loss.
Sun, Jul 23, 2017 05:27:00 PM

Rays activated RHP Brad Boxberger from the 60-day disabled list.

Boxberger has been sidelined all season with lat and forearm injuries. He should eventually work in a setup role once he's knocks the rust off, but the Rays figure to ease him back into things.
Fri, Jun 30, 2017 08:17:00 AM

Rays manager Kevin Cash said that Brad Boxberger (lat, forearm) could be activated from the disabled list on Thursday.

Boxberger has yet to make his 2017 debut due to his various injury concerns. While his minor league rehab assignment was somewhat up-and-down, the reliever has reported no physical setbacks.
Wed, Jun 28, 2017 05:39:00 PM

Brad Boxberger (lat, forearm) walked four of the eight batters he faced Wednesday in a rehab appearance with Triple-A Durham.

He recorded only two outs. This was supposed to be the final rehab outing for Boxberger, who's been on the disabled list all season due to lat and forearm injuries. Maybe he should make one or two more.
Thu, Jun 22, 2017 10:22:00 AM

Brad Boxberger (lat, forearm) is scheduled to make one last rehab appearance Wednesday with Triple-A Durham.

If all goes according to plan, the 29-year-old setup man will join the Rays' bullpen Friday for the start of a three-game weekend series against the visiting Orioles. Boxberger has been out all season due to lat and forearm issues. He's worked three scoreless innings so far at Durham, with seven strikeouts and one walk.
Wed, Jun 21, 2017 08:55:00 AM

Brad Boxberger (lat, forearm) could be cleared to join the Rays' bullpen as soon as Friday.

Boxberger has worked three scoreless innings with seven strikeouts since shifting his minor league rehab assignment last week from High-A Charlotte to Triple-A Durham. The 29-year-old setup man landed on the disabled list at the end of spring training with a strained right lat, and he tweaked the flexor tendon in his right forearm during his recovery from that lat injury. Boxberger was limited to just 24 1/3 innings in 2016 due to core-muscle issues.
Mon, Jun 19, 2017 11:21:00 AM

Brad Boxberger (lat, forearm) will make his next rehab appearance Thursday at High-A Charlotte.

Boxberger struck out all three batters he faced in his rehab debut with Charlotte on Monday. The setup man has been sidelined since spring training due to a lat injury and strained flexor tendon, and he will probably have to make 3-4 more rehab appearances even if he shines again in Thursday's outing. Boxberger is trending toward a mid-June season debut.
Wed, Jun 7, 2017 07:29:00 AM

Brad Boxberger (lat, forearm) will begin a minor league rehab assignment on Sunday.

He's going to require around six appearances over the course of three weeks before he's ready to rejoin the Rays' bullpen. Barring any setbacks, they'll have a nice addition to their setup corps at the end of the month.
Fri, Jun 2, 2017 07:52:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Alex Avila
2Jeff Mathis
3Chris Herrmann
4John Ryan Murphy
5Alberto Rosario
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2Daniel Descalso
2B1Ketel Marte
2Chris Owings
SS1Nick Ahmed
3B1Jake Lamb
LF1Steven Souza
2Jarrod Dyson
3Yasmany Tomas
CF1A.J. Pollock
RF1David Peralta
2Cesar Puello
3Daniel Robertson
Starting Pitcher
S1Zack Greinke
2Robbie Ray
3Taijuan Walker
4Patrick Corbin
5Zack Godley
6Shelby Miller
7Kris Medlen
Relief Pitcher
R1Archie Bradley
2Brad Boxberger
3Yoshihisa Hirano
4Andrew Chafin
5Randall Delgado
6Albert Suarez
7Silvino Bracho
8T.J. McFarland
9Michael Blazek
10Fernando Salas
11Jorge De La Rosa