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Rays | Brad Boxberger to play catch

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 19:24:25 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays RP Brad Boxberger (oblique) will resume playing catch Monday, June 20.

Fantasy Tip: Boxberger is expected to miss two to six more weeks because of a strained left oblique. He continues to be worthy of stashing if you can afford the roster space, although Alex Colome has done a phenomenal job in his absence, with 19 saves and 38 strikeouts over 30 innings entering play Friday. Colome's emergence means Boxberger might not return to the closer's role on a full-time basis once he is healthy enough to resume playing.

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Rays | Brad Boxberger out 4-8 weeks

Wed, 01 Jun 2016 16:00:50 -0700

Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Rays RP Brad Boxberger (oblique) is dealing with a left oblique strain and is expected to miss four to eight weeks. The Rays will have a better sense of his timeline after the first week.

Fantasy Tip: Boxberger returned from the DL for one outing before going right back to the infirmary. At least his injury isn't season-ending, but it's a serious blow to his fantasy value, as he's probably not worth stashing at this point in shallow leagues if you don't have the room. Alex Colome has been fantastic and is perfect in 12 save chances. Hopefully you didn't cut bait with Colome too soon.

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

Rays | Brad Boxberger could be out a month

Wed, 01 Jun 2016 15:27:14 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays RP Brad Boxberger (oblique) is being checked by team doctors, and they think he's dealing with an oblique strain, which would mean he'd be out at least a month.

Fantasy Tip: After leading baseball in saves last season, Boxberger just hasn't been able to get healthy. Oblique injuries are tough to come back from, especially for pitchers. He's still worth stashing, as he could see save chances when he returns. However, Alex Colome is perfect in 12 save chances this year and should at least have a share of the role later this year.

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

Rays | Brad Boxberger officially placed on DL

Wed, 01 Jun 2016 12:14:34 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays RP Brad Boxberger (oblique) was placed on the didsbled list with a left oblique injury Wednesday, June 1. In a corresponding move, SS Tim Beckham was recalled.

Fantasy Tip: Alex Colome's tenure as the closer will have longer legs now, and Boxberger returns to being a stash candidate. However, at this stage of the season, it isn't out of the question that Colome doesn't allow Boxberger to reinstate himself as the ninth-inning man. Colome has 12 saves with a 1.23 ERA and 29 strikeouts through 22 innings, after all. Beckham doesn't project to receive enough at-bats to be anything more than a depth option in cavernous mixed and AL-only leagues.

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

Rays | Brad Boxberger suffers muscle strain

Tue, 31 May 2016 23:47:14 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays RP Brad Boxberger (side) left the game Tuesday, May 31, against the Kansas City Royals due to a strained muscle in his left side.

Fantasy Tip: Boxberger's return was certainly brief. Alex Colome remains the closer in St. Petersburg, as it is uncertain how long Boxberger will be forced to sit.

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Rays | Brad Boxberger to return Monday

Mon, 30 May 2016 05:37:54 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SP Brad Boxberger (abdomen) will be activated from the 15-day disabled list Monday, May 30.

Fantasy Tip: Boxberger is expected to be eased back into the closer role and probably will used in a few low-pressure situations to start. Owners may want to see how he is used before adding him to their roster, but he should be a starter once he receives save opportunities. Alex Colome likely will return to a setup role but still has value in most fantasy leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Greg Zeck

Rays | Brad Boxberger to be eased back

Sun, 29 May 2016 13:12:18 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays RP Brad Boxberger (abdomen) is expected to be activated from the 15-day disabled list in the near future but he may not be used in pressure situations right away, according to manager Kevin Cash. "He'll get plenty of opportunities in the ninth inning," Cash said. "I don't know if it's the right thing to do to stick him out there in a 2-1 ballgame the first day he comes out. We'll work him into some outings, a little bit lower leverage." Cash did not rule out the possibility of using Boxberger in high-pressure situations early on.

Fantasy Tip: Boxberger is expected to regain the closer job at some point, but owners will need to monitor his workload over the first week or two. He should be added to starting lineups once he starts receiving save opportunities.

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Rays | Brad Boxberger rehab update

Thu, 26 May 2016 09:56:04 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays RP Brad Boxberger (abdomen) is likely to pitch in multiple games for Class AA Montgomery this week.

Fantasy Tip: Boxberger surrendered a hit and struck out a batter in a scoreless inning Wednesday. He could throw once more and be ready to go for the Rays sometime this weekend or early next week. He should be stashed in all fantasy formats.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: AL.com - Cheryl Wray

Rays | Brad Boxberger moving rehab

Fri, 20 May 2016 15:24:34 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays RP Brad Boxberger (groin) will move his rehab assignment to Class AAA Durham Saturday, May 21, and will make his third rehab appearance.

Fantasy Tip: Boxberger, who surprised with a league-leading 41 saves in 2015, could return later this month. Kevin Cash already indicated Boxberger will immediately return to his closer duties despite the success of Alex Colome in the role. That means Boxberger should be stashed everywhere. He must improve on his control and limit homers, though, if he wants to stick in the ninth and hold off Colome. In deeper leagues, it makes sense to hang onto Colome.

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Rays | Brad Boxberger has rehab outing

Wed, 18 May 2016 16:14:11 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays RP Brad Boxberger (groin) gave up a hit and a walk while striking out one in an inning over 21 pitches in his second minor league rehab start Wednesday, May 18.

Fantasy Tip: Boxberger is set to rejoin the Rays later this month and is expected to immediately regain the ninth-inning closer job from Alex Colome, who has performed admirably in the role to begin the year. Boxberger should be stashed everywhere, but don't give up on Colome just yet. If Boxberger struggles upon his return, a change could be made.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Charlotte Sun - Josh Vitale