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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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Brad Boxberger (lat) will take a week off from throwing and then build back up.

Boxberger has been bothered by a lat issue for much of spring training and still can't get over the hump with the injury. He'll try a different approach with the hope that one full week of rest might do the trick. The right-handed setup man is aiming to join the Rays' bullpen sometime in mid-to-late April. He will open the 2017 regular season on the 10-day disabled list.
Mar 23 - 9:45 AM

Rays manager Kevin Cash said Monday that it's "very difficult" to see Brad Boxberger (lat) being ready for Opening Day.

Boxberger is still apparently having issues with his lat muscle. He threw live batting practice over the weekend in Rays camp but told reporters afterward that his timing felt off. The right-hander is probably looking at a backdated 15-day disabled list stint to open the 2017 regular season.
Mar 20 - 9:45 AM

Brad Boxberger (lat) threw live batting practice without any issue on Saturday.

Boxberger said afterwards that while his timing was a little off, he felt good and healthy. The right-hander continues to make progress in his recovery and is expected to pitch in a minor league game as soon as Tuesday.
Mar 18 - 10:14 AM

Brad Boxberger (lat) is scheduled to throw a live batting practice session on Saturday.

He threw a bullpen on Monday without any issues and if all goes well with Saturday's session, he'll be cleared for a minor league game as early as Tuesday. It sounds as though the right-hander will be ready for Opening Day, where he'll serve as the primary setup man in front of closer Alex Colome.
Mar 17 - 9:59 AM

Depth Charts

C1Wilson Ramos
2Derek Norris
3Jesus Sucre
1B1Logan Morrison
2Rickie Weeks
2B1Brad Miller
2Taylor Featherston
SS1Matt Duffy
2Tim Beckham
3Daniel Robertson
3B1Evan Longoria
2Trevor Plouffe
LF1Colby Rasmus
2Shane Peterson
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Mallex Smith
3Peter Bourjos
RF1Steven Souza
DH1Corey Dickerson
Starting Pitcher
S1Chris Archer
2Alex Cobb
3Jake Odorizzi
4Matt Andriese
5Erasmo Ramirez
6Nathan Eovaldi
7Jacob Faria
Relief Pitcher
R1Alex Colome
2Brad Boxberger
3Xavier Cedeno
4Danny Farquhar
5Diego Moreno
6Shawn Tolleson
7Kevin Gadea
8Tommy Hunter
9Chase Whitley
10Jumbo Diaz
11Austin Pruitt
12Jose Alvarado