Bleier (1-1) struck out one and allowed one run on one hit over two-thirds of an inning to take the loss against the Rays on Friday.

Bleier was removed in the eighth inning with two outs and a man on second in favor of Brad Boxberger as he figured to be the better pitching matchup for the righty Yandy Diaz. Unfortunately, Boxberger was unable to get the job done, giving up an RBI single to put the Rays up 1-0. The lefty has given up three runs in his last 1.1 innings after chucking 6.1 scoreless to start the year, and despite his latest struggles, Bleier should still be in the mix for late-inning work.

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