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Rays | Brad Boxberger the sole closer

Thu, 28 Jan 2016 16:26:28 -0800

Tampa Bay Rays RP Brad Boxberger is now Tampa's sole closer after they traded RP Jake McGee to the Colorado Rockies Thursday, Jan. 28. RPs Xavier Cedeno and Enny Romero are the only left-handers in the bullpen now, alongside right-handed RPs Alex Colome, Steven Geltz, Danny Farquhar and Andrew Bellatti.

Fantasy Tip: Boxberger struggled in the second half last year, but now he has much more leeway and rope as Tampa's ninth-inning closer. The right-hander had a 3.71 ERA last year and a career-high 41 saves.

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

Astros | HOU serious about acquiring closer

Sat, 21 Nov 2015 12:18:26 -0800

The Houston Astros have been described as being "hell-bent to get a closer," according to teams that have had discussions with them this offseason. They have reportedly expressed interest in Cincinnati Reds CL Aroldis Chapman, New York Yankees CL Andrew Miller, Philadelphia Phillies CL Ken Giles and Tampa Bay Rays CL Brad Boxberger, in addition to considering several free-agent options.

Fantasy Tip: This appears to be bad news for incumbent Astros CL Luke Gregerson, who would slide back into an eighth-inning role if Houston acquires a closer. Gregerson went 7-3 with a 3.10 ERA and 31 saves in 64 appearances last season but ranked 24th in strikeout ratio among the 33 MLB relievers who saved at least 15 games in 2015, with 8.7 strikeouts per nine innings.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Jayson Stark

Rays | Brad Boxberger, Jake McGee drawing interest

Mon, 16 Nov 2015 11:09:44 -0800

Tampa Bay Rays RPs Brad Boxberger and Jake McGee are drawing interest from the Los Angeles Dodgers, Washington Nationals and Arizona Diamondbacks, among other teams.

Fantasy Tip: The Detroit Tigers and Houston Astros are also believed to be interested. Boxberger surprisingly led the American League with 41 saves this year. He's expected to remain as their closer if he isn't traded, but a trade could negatively affect both relievers' fantasy value depending on where they land. Stay tuned.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Jerry Crasnick

Rays | Jake McGee, Brad Boxberger on trade block

Wed, 11 Nov 2015 14:40:26 -0800

Tampa Bay Rays RPs Jake McGee and Brad Boxberger are receiving plenty of trade interest from other teams, according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: Both relievers have had peaks and valleys over the past two seasons, including injuries. At this point, they're only viable fantasy options in the majority of formats if receiving ninth-inning duty, so until their roles are solidified with Tampa Bay or another team, view them as cavernous mixed and only-league options.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Jerry Crasnick

Rays | Brad Boxberger talks recent slide

Wed, 16 Sep 2015 15:31:34 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays RP Brad Boxberger has four losses, four blown saves and a 6.92 ERA over his past 15 games and blames his struggles on his usage early in the season. "There's no set 'closer' here, but I don't know of another team that doesn't call it a 'closer' and has 34 saves. So all of the early use in non-closing situations has probably put a toll onto the recent outings."

Fantasy Tip: Seasonal owners need to have a lot of patience with their sources of saves. While his recent run has been tough to roster, as long as Boxberger is manning save situations, he is worth owning in all leagues. At worst, you could consider benching him if you're sitting comfortably in the saves category.

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Rays | Brad Boxberger sticking as closer

Tue, 15 Sep 2015 13:57:11 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays RP Brad Boxberger will remain as the team's closer despite his recent struggles. RP Alex Colome has done well this year, but Tampa Bay apparently prefers to keep him in a setup role.

Fantasy Tip: Boxberger has two blown saves and a loss in September, and he's given up six earned runs in 4 2/3 innings, including four earned runs in just two-thirds of an inning in a blown save against the New York Yankees last night. He should still be owned in all formats because he's still the closer, but he's as shaky as they come.

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Rays | Brad Boxberger not in danger

Fri, 04 Sep 2015 14:21:20 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays RP Brad Boxberger is not in danger of losing the closing role in the final month, and manager Kevin Cash still has confidence in him. Cash said there are no plans to switch RP Alex Colome's and Boxberger's roles in the back end of the bullpen.

Fantasy Tip: Continue to run Boxberger out there for saves if you own him, but just know that it could continue to be ugly at times. He's allowed a run in four of his last seven outings with two blown saves and a loss over that span.

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

Rays | Tampa to go with matchups in ninth

Thu, 20 Aug 2015 15:37:24 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash said he will play the matchups with both RPs Brad Boxberger and Jake McGee (knee) out Thursday, Aug. 20. RPs Alex Colome, Steven Geltz, Xavier Cedeno or Brandon Gomes could all pitch either the eighth or ninth innings.

Fantasy Tip: McGee is having surgery and is likely done for the rest of this year, which gives Boxberger more rope as the team's closer. Boxberger has struggled of late. If you're speculating, Geltz may be your best bet in deeper leagues in case Tampa goes in another direction.

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

Rays | Brad Boxberger blows save

Fri, 07 Aug 2015 19:55:12 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays RP Brad Boxberger blew his third save of the season, allowing two runs on three hits in two-thirds of an inning in a 4-3 loss to the New York Mets Friday, Aug. 7.

Fantasy Tip: Boxberger has been dependable for the most part, and while Jack McGee will steal the occasional save, Boxberger should continue to receive the majority of the chances while providing excellent strikeout totals.

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Rays | Tampa relievers available

Fri, 24 Jul 2015 05:34:57 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays RP Brad Boxberger, RP Jake McGee and RP Kevin Jepsen are believed to be available for trade.

Fantasy Tip: If Boxberger is dealt, McGee would likely regain his closer status. Keep an eye on the situation.

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