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.
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.
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.