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Brad Boxberger sets Rays' single-season strikeout record for a reliever

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Brad Boxberger stopped in his walk from a pleased clubhouse. The Tampa Bay Rays' new single-season strikeout leader as a reliever considered his place in history, and right away, he knew the accomplishment would grow more valued with time. "It's cool," Boxberger said. "Looking back on it, it will probably be more of a thing than it is...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball: Brad Boxberger, The Next Great Reliever?

Source: Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images North America Relievers don’t garner much interest unless they occupy the closer role. It’s just the way it is. As we know, though, closers – and bullpens in general – change on a whim. So, this week, I’ve spent a lot of time planning for next year, or at least thinking about it. In Tuesday’s Rookie Report, I focused mainly on Ken...
Via The Fantasy Fix
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Brad Boxberger Has Arrived, In Reverse

This is going to be one of those things where probably 95% of you will go “Wow, that’s somewhat interesting,” while 5% of you — the percentage who are a fan or close follower of the Tampa Bay Rays, probably — will say “Yeah, genius, we’ve been following this for months.” Still, the third week of […]
Via Fangraphs
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Kiermaier hit gives Rays 4-3 win in the 10th over Cubs

Underneath that calm, quiet, stone-like exterior of Brad Boxberger is an inferno. At least that’s what his boss says. “He has a lot of fire, man,” Rays manager Joe Maddon said. Maddon might not have felt that fire, but he said he heard it when Boxberger returned to the mound in the 10th inning after blowing a save by allowing the Cubs to tie the score in the ninth. The Rays...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Cobb shines, Boxberger delivers in Rays’ win over Tigers

The Rays were doing everything right Friday night to beat the Tigers. They were scoring runs, and they were preventing runs. Then came the sixth inning and things seemed to unravel. Alex Cobb hit Ian Kinsler with a pitch. Warnings were issued. A walk, an RBI single, another walk. Bases loaded, nobody out. Here come the Tigers. And here comes Brad Boxberger, the Rays’ unassuming...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Closer Report: Huston Street, Sergio Romo, Brad Boxberger?

Each and every week FFLockerRoom will be here to update you on what might be going on in the bullpens around Major League Baseball. This report could potentially highlight closers on their last legs (and therefore ones you may want to sell quickly) as well as recognizing the set up men that might be on the verge of taking over the role (and therefore should be scooped up if on the...
Via FF Locker Room
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays Pitcher Makes History

No one at Tropicana Field probably realized it at the time, but when Brad Boxberger relieved David Price in the sixth inning Thursday night, he was on the verge of history. You see, the Tampa Bay Rays righty came into the game, promptly struck out three Baltimore Orioles and, in the process, joined Sandy Koufax, Bob Gibson, Randy Johnson and a number of other pitchers as one of only...
Via Hall of Very Good
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

BP Unfiltered: Brad Boxberger Makes History by R.J. Anderson

The Rays reliever does something no other pitcher has ever done—strike out the side with the bases loaded on nine pitches.
Via Baseball Prospectus
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Oblivious fan nearly gets killed by line drive

During Tuesday night’s Orioles-Rays game, Steve Pearce of the Orioles turned on an inside changeup from Brad Boxberger and hit a screaming liner foul behind the Orioles dugout. The line drive safely landed in the seats without hitting any fans, but look at these two geniuses that the ball split. They’re sitting in the first row behind the dugout, chatting away without a care...
Via The Outside Corner
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays Add Brad Boxberger to Bullpen

The Tampa Bay Rays have recalled reliever Brad Boxberger from AAA Durham according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times.  Boxberger has pitched six scoreless innings posting in four appearances for the Rays this season. Obtained during the off-season in a January trade with San Diego thats net lefty Alex Torres to the Padres. Boxberger had a 1.29 ERA in six spring training games...
Via Baseball News Source
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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