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26 Brad Boxberger RP
Height/Weight: 6-2/225 | Birthdate: 5/27/1988 | Birthplace: Fullerton, CA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Tampa Bay | College: None | MLB Experience: 4 | Owned/Started%: 79/59 | Average Draft Position: 234.99
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Rays' Brad Boxberger records 30th save in shaky outing on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/22/2015) Rays reliever Brad Boxberger took a walk on the wild side on Friday, but he managed to pick up his 30th save of the season in Friday's 2-1 win over the A's. 

Boxberger came into the game with a 2-0 lead, but he allowed three consecutive one-out hits, leading to a run. But he managed to get the final two outs, leaving the potential tying and winning runs in scoring position.

Boxberger has now been scored upon in three straight appearances, and five of his last seven. 


Rays' Brad Boxberger allows walk-off to take loss


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(8/19/2015) Rays closer Brad Boxberger stranded the winning run on base in the ninth inning, but he surrendered a walk-off homer in the 10th to fall to 4-9 with a loss to Houston on Tuesday.

Boxberger gave up his third career walk-off. His last two homers allowed have both been walk-off shots. He gave up a leadoff homer in the tenth on Tuesday. On July 7, he surrendered a walk-off grand slam.


Brad Boxberger works around walks to gain 29th save for Rays


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(8/12/2015) Closer Brad Boxberger made things interesting, issuing two walks to bring the tying run to the plate before finishing off the Rays' 9-6 victory over the Braves on Wednesday. 

Boxberger has now earned 29 saves on the season, including two straight after suffering back-to-back losses. The closer threw 26 pitches, but did bring his ERA down to 2.89. 


Rays RP Brad Boxberger earns save Saturday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(8/8/2015) Rays pitcher Brad Boxberger pitched a perfect ninth inning to close the door on the Mets on Saturday.

Boxberger earned his 28th save of the season during the 5-4 win. He now has a 3.52 ERA. 


Rays RP Brad Boxberger blows save, gets loss on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/7/2015) Rays closer Brad Boxberger suffered his third blown save of the season, as he was the losing pitcher in the 4-3 loss to the Mets on Friday. Boxberger entered the game with a one-run lead in the ninth inning. 

But Boxberger allowed the lead-off batter to reach on his own throwing error, and then gave up a one-out, RBI double to Michael Conforto. The Mets scored again later in the inning, as both runs were unearned due to the error. 

Boxberger (4-7) has been the losing pitcher in consecutive appearances now, though he had converted 12 save chances in a row before Friday's mishap. 


Rays' Brad Boxberger saves 27th game of year


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(8/3/2015) Rays closer Brad Boxberger pitched a scoreless ninth inning to convert his 12th save opportunity in a row, Monday against the White Sox. 

Boxberger allowed two hits, but he was able to protect a one-run lead and earn his 27th save of the year. 


Brad Boxberger notches 26th save for Rays


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(8/2/2015) Rays closer Brad Boxberger pitched a perfect ninth, striking out the side and preserving a one-run lead over Boston on Sunday. 

Boxberger recorded his 26th save of the year and 10th straight converted save opportunity. 

Boxberger has eight scoreless outings in his last nine appearances.  


Rays RP Brad Boxberger earns save Monday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2015) Rays pitcher Brad Boxberger recorded the final three outs in the ninth inning to earn his 25th save of the season during Monday's 5-2 win over the Tigers.

Boxberger allowed one walk and struck out two batters during the outing. He has now converted 25 of his 27 save chances this season.


Rays closer Brad Boxberger helps Phillies gain walk-off win


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/22/2015) Brad Boxberger is certainly on the list of closers that have struggled in non-save situations, as his six defeats attest. The Rays right-hander did not do the job Wednesday against the host Phillies.

Boxberger entered in the 10th inning and immediately surrendered a single to Domonic Brown. He retired the next two, but pinch-hitter Odubel Herrera hit a walk-off single to hand Boxberger the loss and raise his ERA to 3.18.


Rays' Brad Boxberger gets save No. 24 on Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/21/2015) Rays reliever Brad Boxberger worked a perfect ninth inning to nail down his 24th save of the year on Tuesday night. Boxberger struck out a batter en route to preserving the 1-0 win over the Phillies.

Boxberger now has five consecutive scoreless outings since allowing four runs on July 7. 


Chris Sale among five AL All Star pitchers not to appear in game


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/15/2015) Five American League pitchers didn't appear in the All Star Game on Tuesday. 

The pitchers who didn't appear were: Brad Boxberger, Rays; Kelvin Herrera, Royals; Darren O’Day , Orioles; Chris Sale, White Sox; Hector Santiago, Angels.

The American League got every position player into the All Star Game. 


Brad Boxberger saves 23rd for Rays


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/12/2015) Rays closer Brad Boxberger pitched a perfect ninth inning to earn a save for the third day in a row. 

Boxberger protected a one-run lead to notch his 23rd save of the year. Boxberger saved all three wins over Houston with perfect final innings. 


Brad Boxberger saves 21st of year for Rays


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2015) Rays closer Brad Boxberger pitched a perfect ninth to save his 21st game of the year. 

Boxberger struck out two and converted his sixth save opportunity in a row. 


Rays RP Brad Boxberger gives up walk-off grand slam


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/7/2015) Rays reliever Brad Boxberger surrendered the game-winning, walk-off hit to the Royals in Game 1 of Tuesday's doubleheader. Boxberger gave up a ninth-inning grand slam to Paulo Orlando, giving the Royals the 9-5 win. Boxberger took his fifth loss of the season.

Boxberger, who was just named to his first All-Star game on Monday, allowed three hits and a walk in this outing, as his ERA rose from 2.48 to 3.55.

"I spiked a fastball the first pitch [to Orlando], then a home run," Boxberger said, per MLB.com. "... [The changeup] just ran back into his bat. On a 1-0 count, I wouldn't expect him to be sitting on it, but he kind of was."


AL reserves announced for 2015 MLB All-Star game


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2015) The American League reserves for the 2015 MLB All-Star game were announced Monday and the following players were selected:

Catcher: Russell Martin, Blue Jays; Stephen Vogt, Athletics

First Base: Prince Fielder, Rangers; Albert Pujols, Angels (will start in place of injured Miguel Cabrera); Mark Teixeira, Yankees (replaces injured Cabrera on roster)

Second Base: Jason Kipnis, Indians

Shortstop: Jose Iglesias, Tigers

Third Base: Manny Machado, Orioles

Outfield: Jose Bautista, Blue Jays; Adam Jones, Orioles; J.D. Martinez, Tigers

Utility: Brock Holt, Red Sox

Starting Pitchers: Sonny Gray, Athletics; Felix Hernandez, Mariners; David Price, Tigers; Dallas Keuchel, Astros; Chris Sale, White Sox; Zach Britton, Orioles; Chris Archer, Rays

Relief Pitchers: Dellin Betances, Yankees; Brad Boxberger, Rays; Zach Britton, Orioles; Wade Davis, Royals; Kelvin Herrera, Royals; Darren O'Day, Orioles; Glen Perkins, Twins

The following players are eligible to be voted in during the final Fan Vote: SS Xander Bogaerts, Red Sox; OF Yoenis Cespedes, Tigers; OF Brett Gardner, Yankees; 2B Brian Dozier, Twins; 3B Mike Moustakas, Royals


Brad Boxberger takes loss in relief for Rays


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/4/2015) Rays reliever Brad Boxberger gave up an unearned run to take a walk-off loss against the Yankees on Saturday. 

Boxberger snapped a five-game scoreless streak and lost for the first time since May 27. 

Patterson gave up a double and a walk to start the ninth, then he made a throwing error on a sacrifice bunt to allow the winning run to score. 


Rays' Brad Boxberger earns 20th save


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/27/2015) Rays reliever Brad Boxberger saved his 20th game of the season in Saturday's win over Boston. 

Boxberger pitched a scoreless ninth to protect a three-run lead and convert his fifth consecutive save opportunity.

Boxberger earned his first save since June 23, after appearing in two non-save situations since. He allowed one hit and struck out one. 


Rays P Brad Boxberger surrenders one run, still gets save


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/23/2015) Rays closer Brad Boxberger earned his 19th save of the season in Tuesday night's 4-3 win over the Blue Jays. 

Boxberger entered the game in the ninth inning and gave up a solo home run. However, he was able to get out of the inning with no other damage allowed and two strikeouts. Boxberger now has an ERA of 2.93 this year. 


Rays closer Brad Boxberger notchers 18th save of the season


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/20/2015) Rays closer Brad Boxberger didn't have a great outing against the Indians on Saturday, but still managed to record a save in the win.

Boxberger needed 23 pitches to close out the ninth inning of his team's 4-1 win. He allowed two hits and walked a batter, but ultimately managed to end the game unscathed for his 18th save of the year.

Boxberger has a 2.70 ERA in 26 2/3 innings of work this season.


Brad Boxberger earns second straight save for Rays


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/19/2015) Rays reliever Brad Boxberger earned his second save in as many days, in Friday's win over Cleveland. 

Boxberger had blown his first two saves of June before Thursday. 

Boxberger defended a three-run lead with a scoreless ninth. He allowed two walks but struck out a batter and didn't allow a hit. 


Rays RP Brad Boxberger locks down 16th save


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(6/18/2015) Rays closer Brad Boxberger had little trouble recording his 16th save Thursday, shutting down the Nationals in the ninth. 

Boxberger allowed a harmless single and struck out two batters before inducing a weak ground ball to first to end the frame. It's Boxberger's first save since May 31 - in the interim, he's blown two saves, picked up two wins and registered a hold. 

Boxberger lowered his ERA to 2.92 with the solid inning of work. 


Rays RP Brad Boxberger tosses scoreless inning in return


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/11/2015) Rays reliever Brad Boxberger made his return to action Wednesday against the Angels after sitting out a few days due to triceps tightness.

It was a successful return to the hill, as the right-hander tossed a perfect eighth inning for his first hold of the season. He had one strikeout.

Boxberger has a 2.82 ERA through 24 relief appearances. He is also 15 for 16 in save chances.


Rays pitcher Brad Boxberger dealing with triceps tightness


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/7/2015) Rays manager Kevin Cash said pitcher Brad Boxberger has not pitched in the last four games because of tightness in his triceps, reports The Tampa Tribune.

Boxberger was able to throw off a mound Saturday and he is expected to be ready for Tuesday's game against the Angels. The Rays are off Monday.


Rays' Brad Boxberger suffers first blown save Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/4/2015) Rays closer Brad Boxberger took his first blown save of the season on Wednesday, but earned the win after allowing one earned run on two hits and two walks in 1 1/3 innings of work in his team's 6-5, 10-inning victory over the Angels.

Boxberger (3-3) opened the ninth inning by giving up a single, but the runner was cut down trying to steal during the following at-bat. The closer then surrendered a walk and followed with a single on a hit-and-run to put runners at the corners. A subsequent sacrifice fly evened the game and resulted in the blown save. Boxberger intentionally walked Mike Trout and got an inning-ending grounder from Albert Pujols to move the game into extra innings.

Boxberger threw 32 pitches in the game. He owns a 2.95 ERA and 29:10 K:BB ratio in 21 1/3 innings.


Rays closer Brad Boxberger earns two-out save on Sunday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2015) Rays closer Brad Boxberger worked a perfect 2/3 of an inning in the ninth on Saturday in Tampa Bay's 9-5 win over the Orioles, earning his 15th save of the season.

Boxberger came on after Xavier Cedeno allowed a leadoff home run and put runners on first and second. Boxberger forced Travis Snider to groundout to second and got J.J. Hardy to fly out to center to end the game. Boxberger moved his ERA to 2.70 in 20 innings of work this season.