BRAYAN VILLARREAL NEWS

Red Sox Make Final Cuts of 2014 Spring Training

With Opening Day 2014 looming on Monday, the Boston Red Sox made their final cuts of spring training, getting the roster down to 25 players. Here’s the release: Prior to today’s game against the Twins, the Boston Red Sox made the following roster moves: Left-handed pitcher Tommy Layne, right-handed pitcher Brayan Villarreal, outfielder Corey Brown, and infielder Mike McCoy were...
Via Sox and Dawgs
March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Release Pitcher Francisco Cordero

Boston Red Sox executive vice president/general manager Ben Cherington announced a number of roster moves on Friday. The Red Sox released right-handed pitcher Francisco Cordero and reassigned left-handed pitcher Tommy Layne, right-handed pitcher Brayan Villarreal, outfielder Corey Brown, and infielder Mike McCoy to minor league camp. Following the moves, the Red Sox now have 25 players...
Via NESN.com
March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Brayan Villarreal Clears Waivers; Outrighted to Triple-A Pawtucket

Brayan Villarreal has cleared waivers and has been outrighted to Triple-A Pawtucket, the Boston Red Sox announced Monday. Villarreal, who joined the Red Sox as part of the trade that brought Jake Peavy to Boston, had been designated for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster for outfielder Grady Sizemore. The right-hander has been invited to major league spring training. Villarreal...
Via NESN.com
February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Indians OF Sizemore signs with Red Sox

The Red Sox have signed outfielder Grady Sizemore to a one-year contract. A three-time All-Star, Sizemore, 31, has played eight major league seasons, all with the Indians. He hit .269 in Cleveland, with 139 home runs and 458 RBIs. To make room on the 40-man roster, Boston right-handed pitcher Brayan Villarreal was designated for assignment. The moves were announced by general manager...
Via AP on Fox
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Final Callup

Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer The Boston Red Sox have activated three minor league players, who will be ready for Tuesday against the Orioles; Steven Wright, Brayan Villarreal, and Brock Holt. This brings the active roster to 36 players. Steven Wright (RHP), our last flutterballer, is 2-0 with a 5.40 ERA over 4 appearances with the Red Sox this year. At Triple-A Pawtucket...
Via RedSoxLife
September 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Sox activate Thornton from disabled list

The Boston Red Sox have reinstated left-handed reliever Matt Thornton from the disabled list and optioned righty Brayan Villarreal to Triple-A Pawtucket. The moves were announced Sunday before the finale of a three-game series with the NL West-leading Dodgers. Thornton missed 16 games because of an oblique strain on his right side. The Red Sox acquired him from the White Sox on...
Via Fox Sports
August 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox activate Matt Thornton From Disabled List

(Getty Images) BOSTON—The Boston Red Sox have activated Matt Thornton from the 15-day disabled list and optioned pitcher Brayan Villarreal to Triple-A Pawtucket the team announced on Sunday. Villarreal was optioned after Saturday’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers and Thornton is expected to be available for Sunday night’s contest as the Red Sox wrap up their series in...
Via CLNS Radio
August 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Sox Activate Matt Thornton From Disabled List, Option Brayan Villarreal to Triple-A Pawtucket

John Farrell now has another left-hander to work with. The Red Sox activated Matt Thornton from the 15-day disabled list Sunday. To make room for Thornton, the Sox optioned right-handed reliever Brayan Villarreal to Triple-A Pawtucket. Thornton, who was acquired in a trade with the White Sox on July 12, had been on the DL since Aug. 7 (retroactive to Aug. 5) with a right oblique...
Via NESN.com
August 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Xander Bogaerts, Brayan Villarreal Have Eventful Red Sox Debuts During Tough Loss to Giants

It was a tough night to make your Red Sox debut. Two players saw their first ever action in a Red Sox uniform during Tuesday’s 3-2 loss to the Giants, and both can anticipate having much better days. The debuts were totally different in nature, as shortstop Xander Bogaerts made his much-anticipated major league debut while 26-year-old reliever Brayan Villarreal simply appeared...
Via NESN.com
August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

John Farrell’s Questionable Bullpen Decision Costs Red Sox in Crushing Loss to Giants

John Farrell had a brain fart. That’s the easiest and most accurate way to describe Farrrell’s handling of the bullpen in the ninth inning of the Red Sox’ 3-2 loss to the Giants on Tuesday. Franklin Morales started the ninth inning in what was his most meaningful outing since being activated off the disabled list on Aug. 10. He gave up a one-out single to Roger Kieschnick with...
Via NESN.com
August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Recap - Red Sox walk off losers

The Guru Contributing Writer Tough loss in San Francisco as the Giants literally walked off to win it 3-2. Sox reliever Franklin Morales loaded the bases in the bottom of the ninth and the newest member of the Boston bullpen, Brayan Villarreal, walked old friend Marco Scutaro on four pitches to force in the winning run. With the loss, the Red Sox are now in second place in...
Via RedSoxLife
August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Four Real? Red Sox vs Giants 8-20-13

Newly acquired Brayan Villarreal walked in the winning run in a bases-loaded, bottom-of-the-ninth situation Monday night in San Francisco, giving the Giants a 3-2 win over the Red Sox. (US Presswire photo)  Jan-Christian Sorensen Contributing Writer Faces both old and new graced the Red Sox dugout Tuesday night at AT&T Park in San Francisco as the Sox squared off against...
Via RedSoxLife
August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Giants 3, Red Sox 2

Brayan Villarreal walked Marco Scutaro with the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the ninth, handing the San Francisco Giants a 3-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night. Roger Kieschnick started the winning rally with a one-out single off Franklin Morales (2-1). The Giants loaded the bases with two outs when Morales walked Andres Torres and hit pinch-hitter...
Via Fox Sports
August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Giants rally past Red Sox 3-2

Brayan Villarreal walked Marco Scutaro with the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the ninth, handing the San Francisco Giants a 3-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night. Roger Kieschnick started the winning rally with a one-out single off Franklin Morales (2-1). The Giants loaded the bases with two outs when Morales walked Andres Torres and hit pinch-hitter...
Via Fox Sports
August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Pawtucket Red Sox activate Brayan Villarreal from DL

  PAWTUCKET, R.I.—According to a report from Joe McDonald of ESPNBoston.com, the Pawtucket Red Sox have activated pitcher Brayan Villarreal from the disabled list Wednesday and placed pitcher Charlie Haeger on the temporary inactive list. The 26-year-old Villarreal was acquired from the Detroit Tigers in the three-team deal that sent infielder Jose Iglesias to the Tigers and pitcher...
Via CLNS Radio
August 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Jake Has Changed his Sox Color

The Battle of the Sox drawer just got more interesting We all knew that this trade was possible but it has hit like a ton of bricks. Jake Peavy is changing his Sox color from WHITE to RED, In a three team, seven player trade, Jake is off to the Boston Red Sox. It is a little confusing so I will try my best here to wade through all the information. Jake is off to the Boston Red...
Via In The Neutral Zone
August 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Jake Peavy to make debut for Red Sox on Saturday

Jake Peavy will make his debut in a Red Sox uniform on Saturday when they face the Arizona Diamondbacks. Peavy was acquired from the White Sox in three-team deal with the Tigers earlier this week. Jose Iglesias went to the Tigers and Avisail Garcia to the White Sox. Brayan Villarreal was also acquired by the Red Sox, along with Peavy. Peavy will carry a 4.28 ERA and 76/17 K/BB ratio...
Via Tireball.com
August 01, 2013  |  Discuss

POLL: Overwhelming Support For Peavy Trade

Early results to our latest FenwayNation Poll show that four of every five readers (80%) favor the Jake Peavy for Jose Iglesias deal.  One in five (20%) opposes the three-way deal that also netted the Carmine Hose reliever Brayan Villarreal. In addition, Boston gave up lower-level prospects Cleulius Rondon, Francelis Montas and Jeffery Wendelken. You can still vote in the poll HERE.
Via FenwayNation
August 01, 2013  |  Discuss

After a Busy Tuesday the Boston Red Sox Stand Pat at the Deadline.

Last night was a busy night for the Red Sox as they acquired Jake Peavy to replace Clay Buchholz in their rotation and added relief pitcher Brayan Villarreal from Detroit to add to the bullpen. Today turned out to be nothing of value for the Red Sox as the trade deadline came and went.  Scott Lauber provides us will good analysis at the Boston Herald.  "There was a lot of...
Via CLNS Radio
July 31, 2013  |  Discuss

After a Busy Saturday the Red Sox stand pat at the deadline.

Last night was a busy night for the Red Sox as they acquired Jake Peavy to replace Clay Buchholz in their rotation and added relief pitcher Brayan Villarreal from Detroit to add to the bullpen. Today turned out to be nothing of value for the Red Sox as the trade deadline came and went.  Scott Lauber provides us will good analysis at the Boston Herald.  "There was a lot of...
Via CLNS Radio
July 31, 2013  |  Discuss

First pitch: Peralta speaks

DANA WAKIJIFOXSPORTSDETROIT.COM DETROIT --Jhonny Peralta is not saying much, but he did speak before Wednesday's day game. Tigers president and general manager Dave Dombrowski acknowledged late Tuesday night that they had traded outfielder Avisail Garcia to the White Sox and reliever Brayan Villarreal to the Red Sox as part of a three-team deal that netted them shortstopthird...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
July 31, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 MLB Trade Deadline

The 2013 Major League Baseball trade deadline is upon us, and it is sure to be a rumor-filled day. Buyers and sellers will look to trade pieces with the hopes of building for the future or going all-in for this season. Check back here throughout the day for updates, news and rumors around the league. There have been a few transactions already. Here are a some of the noteworthy deals...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
July 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Tigers Acquire Jose Iglesias

Tuesday night the Tigers–presumably as a pre-emptive solution to an imminent Jhonny Peralta suspension–obtained Red Sox infielder Jose Iglesias as part of a three-team trade that sent Avisail Garcia to the Chicago White Sox and Brayan Villarreal to the Boston Red Sox. Jake Peavy went from Chicago to Boston in the major part of the trade’s third leg. There was some thought that...
Via Tigers Weblog
July 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Jake Peavy Traded to Red Sox, Jose Iglesias Shipped to Tigers in Three-Team, Seven-Player Deal

The Red Sox have won the Jake Peavy sweepstakes. The Red Sox have acquired Peavy from the White Sox and right-handed pitcher Brayan Villarreal from the Tigers in a three-team, seven-player deal consummated just hours before the trade deadline. The Red Sox have traded away Jose Iglesias and three minor leaguers. The Red Sox initially acquired outfielder Avisail Garcia from the Tigers...
Via NESN.com
July 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Brayan Villarreal slipped in the shower, out 2-4 weeks

Rough year for Brayan Villarreal, who has battled some arm troubles in Toledo and was enjoying a meal at Red Lobster when he learned his family was almost kidnapped. Thankfully the family's okay, but the current Mud Hen was recently placed on the disabled list because he reportedly slipped in the shower, lost his balance, and injured his thumb. From the Toledo Blade blog:  ...
Via Detroit4lyfe
July 24, 2013  |  Discuss
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