RP - BOS
Red Sox RHP Ryan Brasier (calf) threw a 20-25 pitch bullpen session last week.
Brasier has been out all year due to a calf strain. He still isn't ready for a minor league rehab assignment.
Ryan Brasier was diagnosed with a grade 2 calf strain on Tuesday.
Brasier suffered the calf strain while pitching in the Red Sox B-Game on Monday. Brasier will likely be out for a few weeks, and it's unlikely he starts the year on the Opening Day roster. Brasier had a 3.96 ERA in 25 appearances for Boston in 2020. He will likely slot in behind Matt Barnes when he makes his return to the bullpen. Unless Barnes were to go down, Brasier likely won't receive many save opportunities this season, but could tally a decent holds total. That being said, Boston will also lean on new addition Adam Ottavino late in tight games as well. Until he's healthy, he's likely not worth a roster spot in most leagues.
Red Sox RHP Ryan Brasier threw a live batting practice Monday and expected to throw another one Thursday too.
Team manager Alex Cora said Brasier is coming along and building up, which is encouraging to hear. Brasier earned 30 strikeouts in 25 innings pitched during the 2020 season.
Ryan Brasier (finger) is “ways away” and unlikely to be ready by Opening Day.
Brasier is dealing with a finger injury and is catching up with the other relievers following his delayed arrival to Spring Training. He could start the season on the injured list if Brasier is unable to make a full recovery by Opening Day. Brasier is expected to pitch in middle relief once he returns to action.
Red Sox RHP Ryan Brasier (fractured pinkie) is behind for season preparation.
It'll be worth monitoring Brasier's status as we get closer to Opening Day. Brasier earned 30 strikeouts in 25 innings pitched during the 2020 MLB season.