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Brad Boxberger | Relief Pitcher | #26

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (29) / 5/27/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: USC
Drafted: 2009 / Supplemental (Rd. 1) / CIN
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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. Aug 13 - 5:47 PM

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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.
Jul 23 - 5:27 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.
Jun 30 - 8:17 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.
Jun 28 - 5:39 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.
Jun 22 - 10:22 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.
Jun 21 - 8:55 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.
Jun 19 - 11:21 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.
Jun 7 - 7:29 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.
Jun 2 - 7:52 PM

Brad Boxberger (lat, forearm) is scheduled to throw live batting practice next Monday and Thursday at the Rays' spring training complex.

Wilson Ramos (knee) will catch with Brad Miller (abdomen) and Matt Duffy (heel) taking live swings. Boxberger has been on the disabled list all season because of a lat issue and a strained flexor tendon in his right forearm, but it sounds like the setup man could be ready to rock sometime in early-to-mid June.
May 25 - 10:04 AM

Brad Boxberger (lat, forearm) is scheduled to begin throwing off a mound Tuesday.

Boxberger has been out all season with a lat injury and strained flexor tendon in his right forearm. If all goes smoothly, the 28-year-old setup man could be ready to join the Rays' bullpen around early June.
May 11 - 10:55 AM

Rays transferred RHP Brad Boxberger from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Shane Peterson. Boxberger went on the DL with a lat injury and is now also battling a strained flexor tendon. He's throwing again but will obviously be sidelined for a while.
Apr 14 - 11:06 AM

Brad Boxberger (arm) began a throwing program on Wednesday.

Boxberger battled a lat strain early on in camp but now he's dealing with a strained flexor tendon. Beat writer Roger Mooney of the Tampa Bay Times said Boxberger is essentially repeating spring training and won't be game-ready until May at the earliest. When that happens, he'll occupy a setup role ahead of All-Star closer Alex Colome.
Apr 6 - 6:51 PM

Brad Boxberger (arm) has been cleared to resume throwing.

Roger Mooney of the Tampa Bay Times reports Boxberger has been dealing with a right flexor strain, which is different from the strained lat he was believed to have suffered during spring training. Either way, it looks like he's on the mend and could begin a throwing program soon. When healthy, Boxberger will serve as the bridge to closer Alex Colome in the ninth inning.
Apr 5 - 10:02 AM

Rays placed RHP Brad Boxberger on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right lat.

Boxberger was bothered by the late issue for most of this spring. He's hoping to return before the end of April.
Apr 2 - 2:44 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Jesus Sucre
3Curt Casali
1B1Logan Morrison
2B1Brad Miller
2Daniel Robertson
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Matt Duffy
3B1Evan Longoria
2Trevor Plouffe
LF1Corey Dickerson
2Colby Rasmus
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Peter Bourjos
3Mallex Smith
RF1Steven Souza
2Cesar Puello
DH1Lucas Duda
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Archer
2Alex Cobb
3Jake Odorizzi
4Jacob Faria
5Blake Snell
6Austin Pruitt
7Nathan Eovaldi
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Alex Colome
2Brad Boxberger
3Dan Jennings
4Xavier Cedeno
5Tommy Hunter
6Steve Cishek
7Kevin Gadea
8Sergio Romo
9Matt Andriese
10Shawn Tolleson
11Jose Alvarado
12Ryne Stanek
13Chaz Roe
14Chih-Wei Hu