Mon, 30 Mar 2015 06:28:37 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays RP Brad Boxberger will likely see the biggest share of the closer role the first month of the season while RP Jake McGee (elbow) recovers from elbow surgery.
Fantasy Tip: Boxberger had a dominant season with 104 K's in 64 2/3 innings, a 2.37 ERA and 0.84 WHIP in 2014. He will retain value even if he relinquishes the closer role when McGee returns.
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 10:54:28 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays RP Brad Boxberger is expected to rejoin the team Sunday, Sept. 21. He had been away from the club due to the birth of his daughter.
Tue, 10 Jun 2014 14:01:03 -0700
Updating a previous report, the Tampa Bay Rays don't have a set closer, according to manager Joe Maddon. He will reach to game situations, meaning anyone, including deposed closer Grant Balfour, could be called upon.
Fantasy Tip: Balfour is expected to regain the job if he does well in the coming weeks. He should be retained in most leagues. For now, it's an annoying cluster likely led by Joel Peralta and Jake McGee.
Mon, 09 Jun 2014 08:59:43 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon changed his tune Monday, June 9, and said the team will now go with a closer-by-committee. RP Grant Balfour and the rest of the relievers will be involved.
Fantasy Tip: Joel Peralta and Jake McGee are the main candidates to receive opportunities to close out games now, but Brad Boxberger, Cesar Ramos and Juan Oviedo might see a chance or two, as well. Peralta should be your first target if you're still searching for saves, then McGee.
Tue, 06 May 2014 12:43:55 -0700
The Tampa Bay Rays recalled RP Brad Boxberger from the minors Tuesday, May 6.
Thu, 01 May 2014 18:28:37 -0700
The Tampa Bay Rays recalled RP Brad Boxberger from Triple-A Durham to participate in the second game of a doubleheader Thursday, May 1.
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:38:36 -0700
The Tampa Bay Rays have optioned RP Brad Boxberger to Triple-A Durham.
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 05:54:56 -0700
The Tampa Bay Rays recalled RP Brad Boxberger from Triple-A Durham and optioned RP Jeff Beliveau.
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 09:53:16 -0700
The Tampa Bay Rays recalled RP Brad Boxberger from the minors Monday, April 14.
Wed, 22 Jan 2014 10:53:06 -0800
The Tampa Bay Rays acquired 2B Logan Forsythe, INF Maxx Tissenbaum and Ps Matt Andriese, Brad Boxberger and Matt Lollis from the San Diego Padres Wednesday, Jan. 22, in exchange for SP Alex Torres and P Jesse Hahn.