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Bryce Brentz | Outfielder | #64

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (29) / 12/30/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Middle Tennessee State
Drafted: 2010 / Supplemental (Rd. 1) / BOS
Contract: view contract details

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Red Sox president Dave Dombrowski said Tuesday that Bryce Brentz has the inside track on the club's fourth outfielder job in 2018.
Brentz was added back to Boston's 40-man roster earlier this month after batting .271/.334/.529 with 31 home runs and 85 RBI over 120 games this past season at Triple-A Pawtucket. The 28-year-old right-handed-hitter especially excels against left-handed pitching. He should make for a nice bench piece. Tue, Nov 14, 2017 02:33:00 PM

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Red Sox purchased the contract of OF Bryce Brentz from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Brentz has earned back a 40-man roster spot after slashing .271/.334/.529 with 31 home runs and 85 RBI over 120 games this season at Triple-A Pawtucket. The 28-year-old outfielder has been in the Red Sox organization since getting drafted 36th overall in 2010 out of Tennessee State University.
Thu, Nov 2, 2017 11:29:00 AM

Red Sox sent OF Bryce Brentz outright to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Brentz didn't make the Opening Day roster, but he cleared waivers and will remain in the organization. He'll provide outfield depth at Pawtucket.
Fri, Mar 31, 2017 01:28:00 PM

Bryce Brentz homered off Toronto's J.A. Happ to account for both Boston runs on Friday.

Brentz has three homers this spring, but he's batting just .156 in 45 at-bats. Although he's out of options, it seems awfully unlikely that anyone will claim him on waivers, meaning he's probably Pawtucket-bound one more time.
Fri, Mar 24, 2017 04:48:00 PM

Red Sox optioned OF Bryce Brentz to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Brentz has batted .279/.313/.377 in 64 plate appearances this season at the major league level. Boston called up Roenis Elias in a corresponding roster move.
Thu, Aug 11, 2016 02:33:00 PM

Bryce Brentz had two hits and three RBI against the Rangers on Wednesday.

Nothing Brentz did in Triple-A this year suggested he'd help the Red Sox following his emergency callup a couple of weeks ago, but he has an .855 OPS in 30 at-bats so far. He'll continue to split time with Brock Holt until he cools off.
Thu, Jul 7, 2016 12:27:00 AM

Red Sox recalled OF Bryce Brentz from Triple-A Pawtucket.

He's taking Chris Young's (hamstring) spot on the roster. Brentz probably won't be up long with Brock Holt (concussion) due back soon.
Fri, Jun 24, 2016 01:46:00 PM

Bryce Brentz wasn't in the lineup Thursday for Triple-A Pawtucket.

The implication is that he's headed to Texas, where the Red Sox will begin a three-game series against the Rangers on Friday. The Red Sox need to replace Chris Young, who was placed on the disabled list Thursday with a strained hamstring. With Brock Holt close to returning from a concussion, Brentz might not be in the majors for long.
Thu, Jun 23, 2016 10:46:00 PM

Red Sox optioned OF Bryce Brentz to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Brentz was once a promising prospect, but he has faded in a big way in recent years while dealing with injuries. The 27-year-old batted just .232/.308/.382 over 59 games at the Triple-A level last season.
Tue, Mar 15, 2016 03:06:00 PM

Bryce Brentz struck out all three times he was up Saturday against the Yankees and is 0-for-7 with six strikeouts this spring.

Brentz looked like a quality prospect a few years ago, but he's dealt with injuries three straight seasons and his performance has suffered, too. Since he has power and a terrific arm in right field, he hasn't been completely written off yet. Still, he's one of the most expendable players on Boston's 40-man roster.
Sat, Mar 5, 2016 03:44:00 PM

Bryce Brentz went 1-for-3 and drove home a run as the Red Sox fell to the Yankees on Friday in Boston.

Brentz got the Red Sox on the board with an RBI single off Chris Capuano in the second inning but the lead would prove to be short lived. He's hitting .389 (7-for-18) with two doubles and two RBI in his cup of coffee with the big league club.
Fri, Sep 26, 2014 10:29:00 PM

Red Sox recalled OF Bryce Brentz from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Brentz batted .243/.341/.465 with 12 homers over 63 games at Pawtucket this season. The former sandwich round pick figures to only see a few token at-bats in the final weeks.
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 01:24:00 PM

Red Sox outfield prospect Bryce Brentz went 3-for-4 with a double and a home run for Triple-A Pawtucket on Monday.

It seems like eons ago that Brentz was the 36th overall pick out of Middle Tennessee State in 2010, and hit .306/.365/.574 with 25 doubles and 30 home runs between Low- and High-A in 2011. He hit well through Double-A, but has struggled to consistently hit in Triple-A, and his window could be closing due to the recent acquisitions of Yoenis Cespedes and Allen Craig, as well as the emergence of Mookie Betts as an outfield option. Brentz will have to really hit in order to get an extended opportunity to play, or could be a "change of scenery" trade option in the off-season.
Tue, Aug 5, 2014 10:12:00 AM

Red Sox outfield prospect Bryce Brentz returned to Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday after missing nearly two months due to hamstring issues.

Brentz has struggled on the farm in limited action this year, slashing .205/.312/.379. Now that the hamstring troubles are behind him, hopefully the 25-year old can turn up the heat and earn a September call-up from a club motivated to evaluate youngsters.
Sat, Aug 2, 2014 06:07:00 PM

Red Sox outfield prospect Bryce Brentz hit his fifth home run of a season for Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday.

The 25-year old Brentz is struggling in Triple-A for the second consecutive year, hitting just .208/.324/.392 with five doubles, one triple, and five home runs. Brentz hit .296/.355/.478 for Double-A Portland in 2012, but has struggled in Triple-A since his promotion at the end of August 2012.
Sun, May 11, 2014 10:32:00 AM

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2Sandy Leon
3Blake Swihart
4Oscar Hernandez
1B1Mitch Moreland
2Sam Travis
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Deven Marrero
3Esteban Quiroz
SS1Xander Bogaerts
3B1Rafael Devers
2Brock Holt
3Marco Hernandez
4Tzu-Wei Lin
LF1Andrew Benintendi
CF1Jackie Bradley
RF1Mookie Betts
2Bryce Brentz
DH1Hanley Ramirez
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S1Chris Sale
2David Price
3Rick Porcello
4Drew Pomeranz
5Steven Wright
6Eduardo Rodriguez
7Jalen Beeks
Relief Pitcher
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Joe Kelly
3Matt Barnes
4Carson Smith
5Heath Hembree
6Brandon Workman
7Austin Maddox
8Robby Scott
9Roenis Elias
10Hector Velazquez
11Tyler Thornburg
12Williams Jerez
13Chandler Shepherd
14Ty Buttrey