• by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Brayan Villarreal assigned to Triple-A

    The Red Sox announced Monday pitcher Brayan Villarreal cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Pawtucket. He had been designated for assignment in late January.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Red Sox designate Brayan Villarreal for assignment

    The Red Sox designated pitcher Brayan Villarreal for assignment Wednesday, clearing a 40-man roster spot for the addition of Grady Sizemore, the team announced. Villarreal was acquired last season in the same deal that brought Jake Peavy to Boston. He faced just one batter with the Red Sox and walked him. Villarreal also allowed 10 earned runs in 4 1/3 innings with the Tigers last season.

  • by Al Melchior | Data Analyst

    Brayan Villareal gets the call

    The Red Sox promoted reliever Brayan Villarreal from Triple-A Pawtucket on Tuesday. Villarreal has appeared in eight games for the Red Sox and Tigers this season, allowing 10 earned runs in 4 1/3 innings.

  • by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com

    Red Sox send down Brayan Villarreal

    The Red Sox optioned reliever Brayan Villarreal to Triple-A Pawtucket Sunday to make room for the activation of Matt Thornton off the DL, MLB.com reports. Villarreal, who had recently come over from Detroit, appeared in one game and walked the only batter he faced on four pitches at San Francisco on Aug. 20.

  • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    Brayan Villarreal getting the call

    Red Sox reliever Brayan Villarreal is expected to be called up by the club, according to WEEI. Villarreal was acquired as part of the three-team trade that netted the Red Sox Jake Peavy. In seven games in the majors, Villarreal has a 20.77 ERA.

  • by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com

    Red Sox, Tigers, White Sox complete seven-player trade

    The Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox officially completed a three-team, seven-player trade Tuesday night, MLB.com reports. The Red Sox will send minor league players Jeffrey Wendelken, Francellis Montas and Cleuluis Rondon to the White Sox for Jake Peavy. Outfielder Avisail Garcia goes from the Tigers to the White Sox as Brayan Villarreal is traded to Boston, which traded Jose Iglesias to the Tigers.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Brayan Villarreal dealing with thumb sprain

    Tigers reliever Brayan Villarreal was placed on the minor-league disabled list Thursday due to a severe thumb sprain.Villarreal started the season with the Tigers but was sent down in late April to work on his delivery. It will be two to four weeks before Villarreal can begin throwing again, according to MLive.com.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Brayan Villarreal working on delivery

    Tigers reliever Brayan Villarreal is trying to repeat his delivery from one inning to the next as he continues to polish his mechanics at Triple-A Toledo, MLB.com reports.Villarreal has not allowed a run in his last seven innings of work. He's struck out 16, walked eight and has a 2.08 ERA through 13 innings of work in the minors.

  • by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com

    Tigers option Brayan Villarreal

    The Tigers optioned reliever Brayan Villarreal to Triple-A Toledo Wednesday as they officially brought on board Jose Valverde, the Detroit Free Press reports. Villarreal was given a laundry list of things to work on by manager Jim Leyland that would help him eventually return to the Tigers' bullpen. "You got to command your fastball better and you have to get more consistency with your slider. That was a no-brainer," Leyland said. "That's a big arm. I don't want anybody to think that all of a sudden we're off Villarreal. Villarreal was at times lights-out during spring training and at times lights-out last year." Villarreal was 0-2 with a 20.77 ERA over 4 1/3 innings in seven games.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Brayan Villarreal expected to be sent down

    Tigers are expected to option reliever Brayan Villarreal to Triple-A Toledo after signing closer Jose Valverde to a one-year deal Tuesday. Villarreal had a 20.77 ERA and six strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings.