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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.

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Rays | Brad Boxberger could return in late May

Sat, 14 May 2016 10:46:54 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays RP Brad Boxberger (groin) could begin a rehab assignment as soon as Monday, May 16, and if all goes well, he could be activated from the disabled list before the end of the month.

Fantasy Tip: Boxberger was impressive in an extended spring training outing Thursday, May 12, and will step into the closer's role for the Rays immediately upon his return, so he should already be stashed in all fantasy formats. The 27-year-old right-hander saved 41 games during the 2015 season. Until then, RP Alex Colome is serving as the team's ninth-inning man.

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Rays | Brad Boxberger has first rehab outing

Thu, 12 May 2016 14:08:03 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays RP Brad Boxberger (groin) appeared in an extended spring training game Thursday, May 12. He threw 22 pitches, recording two outs -- both on strikeouts -- while also allowing two hits, one walk and no runs. He felt good, according to the team.

Fantasy Tip: The biggest takeaway is that he felt good, so this is certainly a positive sign in his recovery from core muscle repair surgery. As soon as he's back, manager Kevin Cash already said he'd be anointed the closer right away, meaning the 27-year-old shouldn't be on any waiver wires at all right now. He posted 41 saves last year in his first campaign as the closer.

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Rays | Brad Boxberger getting closer

Tue, 10 May 2016 16:16:13 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays RP Brad Boxberger (groin) checked out well Tuesday, May 10, and will advance to pitching an inning in an extended spring training game on Thursday, May 12.

Fantasy Tip: Boxberger should have a home in just about every type of league, as manager Kevin Cash has already stated that the 27-year-old would reclaim the closer's job as soon as he's ready to return. Considering the Rays play in a lot of tight, low-scoring contests, Boxberger has the chance to be a top closer again -- just like he was last year when he saved 41 ballgames.

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Rays | Alex Colome's closing time thinning

Mon, 09 May 2016 22:12:38 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays RP Alex Colome will shift to a setup role when RP Brad Boxberger (groin) returns and begins closing games, according to manager Kevin Cash.

Fantasy Tip: The key part is when Boxberger "returns and closes," which hints that he may not close right away. Colome has a couple of weeks to close as Boxberger nears a rehab assignment. Colome is worth holding onto in case Boxberger struggles or suffers a setback when he returns.

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

Rays | Brad Boxberger nearing rehab assignment

Tue, 03 May 2016 23:38:16 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays RP Brad Boxberger (groin) could start a rehab assignment next week. He'll throw batting practice Friday, May 6 and Monday, May 9, before consideration.

Fantasy Tip: Alex Colome has been solid in the closer role with five saves, a 3.00 ERA and 10 K's in nine innings. There's no guarantee that Boxberger will regain the role, but he has a good shot to do so. If he's floating on waivers, now may be the time to scoop and stash.

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Rays | Brad Boxberger spins bullpen session

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 13:10:00 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays RP Brad Boxberger (groin) emerged from a 25-pitch bullpen session feeling well Wednesday, April 27, and he is still eyeing a mid-May return. Boxberger will throw one more bullpen session before facing live hitters during batting practice.

Fantasy Tip: Boxberger should be stashed in all fantasy leagues, as he is approximately three weeks away from returning to the closer role for Tampa Bay. In his absence, Alex Colome has performed admirably with five saves and a 1.08 ERA and 9.7 K/9. Stay tuned for updates as Boxberger works his way back from the groin injury.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Tampa Tribune - Roger Mooney