Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:15:25 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays RP Brad Boxberger (lat) will take a week off from throwing before building his strength back up again. He aims to return sometime in April.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 17:19:26 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays RP Brad Boxberger (lat) is not expected to ready for the start of the regular season because of a lat injury. Boxberger was scheduled to pitch in a minor league game Tuesday, March 21, but has been scratched because of the injury.
Wed, 08 Mar 2017 21:24:26 -0800
Tampa Bay Rays RP Brad Boxberger (lat) had a "little bit of a setback", according to manager Kevin Cash, who added the team is "not overly concerned".
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 13:22:35 -0800
Tampa Bay Rays RP Brad Boxberger avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.6 million deal with the team Friday, Jan. 13.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 15:43:58 -0800
Tampa Bay Rays SP Erasmo Ramirez, RP Brad Boxberger, RP Xavier Cedeno, SS Tim Beckham, RP Danny Farquhar, RP Chase Whitley were offered contracts Friday, Dec. 2. All of the players are eligible for arbitration this offseason.
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 13:31:46 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays RP Brad Boxberger (oblique) was activated from the disabled list Friday, July 29.
Tue, 19 Jul 2016 16:29:22 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays RP Brad Boxberger (oblique) did well in his rehab outing Monday, July 18, and will pitch again Thursday, July 21, according to manager Kevin Cash.
Fantasy Tip: Boxberger surprisingly was one of the best fantasy closers in 2015 with a league-leading 41 saves despite a 3.71 ERA, but he's thrown just two-thirds of an inning this year due to injuries, and his chance at save opportunities when he returns are likely out the window with Alex Colome dominating in the ninth in his absence. Stash Boxberger in deeper leagues but don't hold your breath for save opportunities when he's back.
Sun, 17 Jul 2016 09:27:53 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays RP Brad Boxberger (oblique) will begin a rehab assignment with Class A Charlotte Monday, July 18.
Fantasy Tip: Although Boxberger led the majors in saves in 2015, he might not regain the closer's role in Tampa Bay once he returns from the disabled list because Alex Colome has done an excellent job in his absence. Owners in deep mixed leagues looking for a speculative stash for saves should hang on to him.
Wed, 06 Jul 2016 16:10:51 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays RP Brad Boxberger (oblique) did well in pitching a live batting practice session Wednesday, July 6. He will throw a bullpen on Saturday, July 9, before working another live batting practice session in Port Charlotte on Tuesday, July 12.
Fantasy Tip: This was his first time facing live hitters since he was placed back on the disabled list more than a month ago, so this is certainly a step in the right direction. However, with Alex Colome doing a wonderful job serving as the closer, even making the All-Star team, it's far from a certainty that Boxberger is able to regain his job. As a result, he's only worth stashing in the deepest leagues in case he gets an opportunity to close again down the line.
Mon, 04 Jul 2016 11:59:34 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays RPs Alex Colome (biceps) played catch, and Brad Boxberger (oblique) threw a light bullpen session Monday, July 4.
Fantasy Tip: Colome projects to return soon and pick up where he left off in the ninth inning (19 saves with a 1.76 ERA and 11.2 K/9). He should be owned in all fantasy leagues and started confidently once he is back. Boxberger, on the other hand, is more of a speculative stash for saves starved teams in deep mixed leagues.