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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%: 81/62 | Average Draft Position: 235.15
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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.


Rays closer Brad Boxberger bounces back to earn 14th save


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(5/30/2015) After a rough outing in his last appearance, Rays closer Brad Boxberger was back on track Saturday, helping Tampa Bay end a six-game skid by picking up a save in the 3-0 victory over the Orioles. 

Wednesday, Boxberger allowed three earned runs in an inning to pick up his third loss of the season, but on Saturday, he was in control, needing just seven pitches to pick up his 14th save of the campaign. 


Rays pitcher Brad Boxberger tagged for three runs in loss


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/27/2015) Rays relief pitcher Brad Boxberger struggled in his only inning of work on Wednesday in Tampa Bay's 3-0 loss to the Mariners. Boxberger came on in the ninth with the game tied 0-0. 

Boxberger struggled to find the zone and walked two straight batters after striking out the first two batters of the inning. Then, Boxberger served up a fat one over the middle for Nelson Cruz, who blasted a 3-0 home run over the right center field wall. 

Boxberger, now 2-3, moved his ERA to 2.95 in 18 1/3 innings of work.


Rays' Brad Boxberger serves up tenth inning homer in loss


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/27/2015) Rays reliever Brad Boxberger allowed a tenth-inning home run to suffer the loss to Seattle on Tuesday. 

"I was able to get ahead early and made a bad pitch," Boxberger said. "I pretty much threw it right down the middle and he didn't miss it, that's for sure."

Boxberger dropped to 2-2 after allowing three hits in one inning. He entered in a tie game, the first time in nine outings he hasn't faced a save situation. 


Rays P Brad Boxberger picks up another save vs. Athletics


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2015) Rays pitcher Brad Boxberger earned his 12th save of the season in Thursday's 3-0 win over the Athletics. 

Boxberger gave up two hits but was able to get out of the jam without allowing a run. This is Boxberger's seventh consecutive converted save opportunity. 

Boxberger now has a 1.13 ERA for the season. 


Rays' Brad Boxberger closes out Braves with save No. 11


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/19/2015) After using Jake McGee in the eighth inning, Rays manager opted to roll with Brad Boxberger in the ninth inning for his 11th save of the season Tuesday night in Atlanta.

Boxberger struck out one and needed only 15 pitches (11 strikes) to retire the side in order and secure a 5-3 victory. He has converted all 11 of his save chances, with a 1.20 ERA and a 0.87 WHIP over 15 innings pitched this season.


Brad Boxberger wants to stay Rays' closer despite Jake McGee's return


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/18/2015) Reliever Jake McGee's stint on the disabled list for the season's first six weeks allowed Brad Boxberger to step in and assume the Rays' closer role, which he's excelled in with a 10-for-10 save record thus far, reports the Tampa Tribune.

“Boxer will be closing for a long time,” Rays reliever Kevin Jepsen said. “It fits him. That’s what he is. He’s a closer.”

With McGee's recent return from the DL, Boxberger said he wants to remain as the team's fireman.

“Absolutely,” Boxberger said. “I’m comfortable there right now. I feel like I’ve done a pretty good job there in that role, but with McGee coming back and everything he’s done, it will be interesting to see what they’re going to do.”

McGee led the Rays last year with 19 saves.


Cash on Mcgee's return: I don't see 'anybody assuming any role'


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/15/2015) The Rays activated pitcher Jake McGee (elbow) from the disabled list on Friday and optioned Matt Andriese to Triple-A Durham, per the team's official website. McGee is coming off elbow surgery. He collected 19 saves and registered a 1.89 ERA last season for the Rays.

When asked about McGee's role following Thursday's game against the Yankees, manager Kevin Cash gave a noncommittal response, per the Tampa Bay Times.

"I don't anticipate anybody assuming any role," Cash said.

Brad Boxberger has converted all 10 of his save chances while McGee was sidelined. Cash will monitor McGee's outings before determining who pitches at the back of the bullpen moving forward.