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Rays to activate Brad Boxberger Monday

It’s been nearly two months, but Tampa Bay Rays closer Brad Boxberger is finally ready to make his 2016 debut. After spending the season’s first two months on the disabled list while recovering from adductor surgery, the Rays will officially activate him on Monday. To clear a spot on the 25-man roster, Tampa Bay has placed right-handed pitcher Ryan Webb on the 15-day disabled...
Via Today's Knuckleball
2 hours ago

Boxberger feels ready for return to bigs

The Rays' bullpen will likely be gaining a major piece before it squares off against Kansas City on Monday in the form of All-Star reliever Brad Boxberger.
6 hours ago

Cash: Boxberger will be eased back into closer role

Brad Boxberger threw nine pitches for Double-A Montgomery on Friday night. Rays manager Kevin Cash said he has yet to speak with him but that his impending return will help stabilize a "taxed" bullpen.
1 day ago

Good times are ahead for the Tampa Bay Rays

The Tampa Bay Rays wrapped up their eight-game road trip yesterday with a 4-3 victory over the Marlins, giving Tampa Bay a 5-3 record during the road trip. Despite the positive outcome in their break away from St. Petersburg, the Rays only gained half a game for the division lead and still sit in 4th place in the AL East. Also, during the series with the Tigers, Kevin Kiermaier broke...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays prospects and minor leagues: Boxberger goes back-to-back

The Rays' closer pitched on consecutive games for the first time I know there has been a lot of talk about Casey Gillaspie lately. Some respected analysts online have encouraged fans to be cautious about the stats he's putting up so far because he may not have the tools to sustain that production. It's always said that Double A is the level where weaknesses really start to be exploited...
Via DRaysBay
6 days ago

Closer Report, Week 7 – Call On Me, Colome

Besides that Eric Prydz catchy a** song, the bullpen situation/decision in Tampa is drawing nearer and dearer to our closer hearts.  The return of the "Box" is coming, and it drums in the deep.  Now we automatically assume, myself included, that three weeks ago, Brad Boxberger would just go all cutzies like in the high school cafeteria and get his job back at the time he arrives...
Via Razzball
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays place All-Star closer Boxberger on DL

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- All-Star closer Brad Boxberger will begin the season on the 15-day disabled list for the Tampa Bay Rays.The move Saturday was expected. Boxberger is recovering from groin surgery after being injured during spring training.Right-hander Alex Cobb, who missed last season after undergoing Tommy John surgery, was also placed on the 15-day DL. The Rays put...
Via Associated Press
April 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Brad Boxberger out eight weeks after undergoing core muscle surgery

The ninth inning just got a lot shakier for the Tampa Bay Rays. According to a report by Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times on Friday, Rays closer Brad Boxberger will be sidelined for the next eight weeks after undergoing core muscle surgery. #Rays Boxberger had surgery to repair core muscle, will miss 8 weeks, Cash said — Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) March 18, 2016 The 27-year...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Rays closer Brad Boxberger out at least 8 weeks

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) Tampa Bay Rays closer Brad Boxberger will miss at least eight weeks after having abdominal muscle surgery. Manager Kevin Cash said Friday the American League saves leader had the operation in Philadelphia. There is no timetable for his return, but Cash says the team will have a better idea after the first four weeks of recovery. Cash adds that the '...
Via Associated Press
March 18, 2016  |  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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