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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%: 81/72 | Average Draft Position: 236.23
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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.


Rays closer Brad Boxberger picks up 10th save of the year


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/13/2015) Rays closer Brad Boxberger worked a perfect ninth inning in Tampa Bay's 3-2 win over the Yankees on Wednesday, earning his 10th save of the season. 

Boxberger needed just 13 pitches to finish things off in the ninth, including a strike out of Alex Rodriguez to slam the door. Boxberger lowered his ERA to 1.29 in 14 innings of work with 20 strikeouts and six walks on the year.


Rays P Brad Boxberger picks up save against Yankees


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/12/2015) Rays closer Brad Boxberger earned his ninth save of the season in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Yankees. 

Boxberger faced four batters and gave up one hit. All three outs Boxberger recorded were pop-outs to the outfield. Boxberger hasn't allowed an earned run since an appearance made on April 16. 

Boxberger now has a 1.50 ERA. 


Rays closer Brad Boxberger picks up two-out save in win Saturday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/9/2015) Rays closer Brad Boxberger came on with one out in the ninth to finish things off in Tampa Bay's 7-2 win over the Rangers on Saturday, earning his eighth save of the season.

Boxberger came on with the bases loaded in the ninth and got Prince Fielder to fly out before finishing it off with a strikeout of Adrian Beltre. Boxberger lowered his ERA to 1.50 in 12 innings of work.


Rays' Brad Boxberger earns seventh save Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/6/2015) Rays closer Brad Boxberger picked up his seventh save Wednesday, giving up one hit and one walk but holding the Red Sox scoreless while striking out one to finish off his team's 7-5 win.

Boxberger has labored through his last few appearances; after needing 26 pitches and 19 pitches in his last two outings, he took 20 pitches to get three outs Wednesday. However, he didn't allow a run in any of those three outings, and even delivered a 1-2-3 inning with three strikeouts in his previous game. Boxberger wasn't as good Wednesday, but he still managed to grab his seventh save. He owns a 1.59 ERA and 17:6 K:BB ratio in 11 1/3 innings.


Brad Boxberger strikes out side to pick up fifth save in Rays' win


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/1/2015) Closer Brad Boxberger struck out the side Friday to earn his fifth save of the season in the Rays' win over the Orioles.

Boxberger has now recorded 16 strikeouts in 10 1/3 innings this season.

Closer Brad Boxberger nails down save in Rays' comeback victory


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/25/2015) Closer Brad Boxberger (S,5) threw a 3-up, 3-down ninth inning on Saturday to earn the save in the Rays' comeback victory over the Blue Jays. 

The Rays trailed 2-1 before scoring three in the bottom of the eighth and turn over the ninth to Boxberger.


Rays' Kevin Cash on Brad Boxberger: We don't have a closer


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2015) With the Rays having a variety of options to choose from when it comes to closing games, manager Kevin Cash said the closer for each game will be based on the matchup, reports MLB Network Radio.

While pitcher Brad Boxberger is a perfect 4 for 4 during save opportunities with a  2.45 ERA, Cash said he won't always close games.

"We don't view us as having a closer," Cash said. "We feel we have a strong bullpen and we'll select [the] best matchups."


Rays' Brad Boxberger wins second game in as many nights


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/23/2015) Rays closer Brad Boxberger earned his second win in as many nights Thursday, pitching a 1-2-3 ninth inning in his team's 2-1 victory over the Red Sox.

Boxberger (2-1) struck out the side in the seventh inning Wednesday then came back to put together a perfect frame in the top of the ninth Thursday before his offense delivered a walkoff RBI single in the bottom half of the inning. He owns a 2.45 ERA and 12:3 K:BB ratio in 7 1/3 innings to go along with his two wins and four saves.


Rays' Brad Boxberger notches win, Steven Geltz earns save


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2015) Rays pitcher Brad Boxberger, in relief, earned his first win of the season in Wednesday's 7-5 victory over the Red Sox. 

Boxberger pitched the top of the seventh inning with the game tied at 5-5. He struck out the side and didn't allow a hit or a walk. The Rays then scored two runs in the bottom half of the inning, putting Boxberger in a position to get the win. Boxberger's ERA is now 2.84. 

Steven Geltz pitched the ninth inning and picked up his first save of the season. Geltz gave up a hit but didn't give up a run or a walk. His ERA is now 3.00.