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Rays | Tampa to go with matchups in ninth

Thu, 20 Aug 2015 15:37:24 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash said he will play the matchups with both RPs Brad Boxberger and Jake McGee (knee) out Thursday, Aug. 20. RPs Alex Colome, Steven Geltz, Xavier Cedeno or Brandon Gomes could all pitch either the eighth or ninth innings.

Fantasy Tip: McGee is having surgery and is likely done for the rest of this year, which gives Boxberger more rope as the team's closer. Boxberger has struggled of late. If you're speculating, Geltz may be your best bet in deeper leagues in case Tampa goes in another direction.

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Rays | Brad Boxberger blows save

Fri, 07 Aug 2015 19:55:12 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays RP Brad Boxberger blew his third save of the season, allowing two runs on three hits in two-thirds of an inning in a 4-3 loss to the New York Mets Friday, Aug. 7.

Fantasy Tip: Boxberger has been dependable for the most part, and while Jack McGee will steal the occasional save, Boxberger should continue to receive the majority of the chances while providing excellent strikeout totals.

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Rays | Tampa relievers available

Fri, 24 Jul 2015 05:34:57 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays RP Brad Boxberger, RP Jake McGee and RP Kevin Jepsen are believed to be available for trade.

Fantasy Tip: If Boxberger is dealt, McGee would likely regain his closer status. Keep an eye on the situation.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Tampa Bay Times - Marc Topkin

Rays | Brad Boxberger charged with 5th loss

Tue, 07 Jul 2015 17:50:10 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays RP Brad Boxberger was charged with his fifth loss of the season Tuesday, July 7, when he allowed a game-winning grand slam to OF Paulo Orlando of the Kansas City Royals in Game 1 of the doubleheader.

Fantasy Tip: Boxberger was recently added to the American League All-Star roster, but Tuesday's outing was easily his worst of the season. Fantasy owners shouldn't be too concerned, as Boxberger has been one of the league's best closers this season.

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Rays | Brad Boxberger flawless in eighth inning

Thu, 11 Jun 2015 13:28:33 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays RP Brad Boxberger (triceps) struck out one batter without allowing a base runner in the eighth inning of Tampa Bay's 4-2 win over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Wednesday, June 10.

Fantasy Tip: It is notable that Boxberger took care of the eighth inning and Jake McGee handled the ninth inning and recorded the save. Boxberger appears past his triceps tightness, but he might have been leapfrogged by McGee for saves situations. Both relievers hold value and should be owned in the majority of formats, though, as Boxberger isn't out of the closer conversation.

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Rays | Brad Boxberger dealing with triceps issue

Mon, 08 Jun 2015 05:28:01 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays RP Brad Boxberger (triceps) has been dealing with tightness in his right triceps, but he said he'll be ready Tuesday, June 9. "I threw (off the mound Saturday) and everything felt well," Boxberger said. "I'll be back out there Tuesday."

Fantasy Tip: Kevin Jepsen has been used in three save opportunities since June 4, and this explains why. Boxberger is likely to remain the closer, but Jepsen is worth adding in AL-only leagues.

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Rays | Brad Boxberger blows save but gets win

Thu, 04 Jun 2015 04:23:17 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays RP Brad Boxberger blew a save in the ninth inning Wednesday, June 3, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, but he picked up the victory in the 10th.

Fantasy Tip: The thought was that Jake McGee would take his closing job back when activated from the disabled list, but Boxberger has turned into a potent weapon for the Rays. He doesn't have value in daily leagues like FantasyScore, but for annual leagues Boxberger should be retained.

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Rays | Brad Boxberger loses again

Thu, 28 May 2015 10:02:20 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays RP Brad Boxberger was hit with his second straight loss after allowing two walks and a three-run home run to the Seattle Mariners in the ninth inning Wednesday, May 27. It was a non-save situation, but Boxberger has now allowed four earned runs in two innings in back-to-back outings, and his ERA now stands at 2.95 on the season.

Fantasy Tip: Boxberger had been lights out before his back-to-back losses this week, and it has come at the worst possible time for him and his owners, with Jake McGee back in the fold. McGee could eventually be eased back into the closer's role, and owning both relievers is the ideal situation to be in.

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Rays | Closer committee likely for Tampa Bay

Fri, 15 May 2015 15:34:32 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays RPs Jake McGee (elbow) and Brad Boxberger will be used based on matchups and will both likely receive save opportunities, according to manager Kevin Cash.

Fantasy Tip: This is obviously a little bit of a blow to Boxberger's fantasy stock, but it was expected that McGee would rejoin to the closer mix when he returned. Both relievers should be owned in all formats, as they can help fantasy owners without earning every save for the Rays.

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Rays | Ernesto Frieri earns a save

Wed, 29 Apr 2015 15:57:14 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays RP Ernesto Frieri earned his second save of the season over the New York Yankees Wednesday, April 29. He allowed one hit in his innings of work. RP Brad Boxberger worked a scoreless inning earlier in the game with the score tied.

Fantasy Tip: Frieri remains the setup man to Boxberger for the time being, but Jake McGee (shoulder) is working his way back and could return to the closer role immediately. Frieri is worth holding in the short term, especially in deep mixed and AL-only formats.

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