Brasier (concussion) joined the Red Sox in Tampa Bay on Monday for the start of their four-game series with the Rays and could be activated from the 60-day injured list in the coming days, Chad Jennings of The Athletic reports.

A key reliever for Boston each of the past three seasons, Brasier hasn't debuted for the big club in 2021 after he was slowed by a significant calf strain in spring training before suffering a concussion when he was struck by a line drive in a simulated game in early June. He was cleared to begin a rehab assignment Aug. 10, and over his last four appearances between Triple-A Worcester and Double-A Portland, he tossed four shutout innings while allowing just one baserunner. Whenever the Red Sox add him back to the active roster, expect Brasier to work in a low-leverage role initially.

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