Brasier signed a one-year, $1.4 million contract with Boston on Tuesday, avoiding arbitration, Robert Murray of FanSided.com reports. Brasier missed most of the 2021 season, missing time first with a calf strain and then with a concussion. He returned to post a 1.50 ERA in 12 innings of relief late in the year, dropping his career ERA to 3.39 over parts of five seasons.
Brasier was recalled from Triple-A Worcester on Tuesday, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports. Brasier was sent back to Worcester on Friday, but now he'll rejoin the big club with Garrett Whitlock (pectoral) being placed on the 10-day IL. The right-hander made his season debut in early September after several injuries sidelined him for the first five months of the campaign. He'll resume his big-league season with a 4.15 ERA and 2.54 WHIP through 4.1 innings.
Brasier was optioned to Triple-A Worcester on Friday. Brasier made five appearances after being activated from the IL in early September, allowing five runs (two earned) on nine hits and two walks across 4.1 innings. He'll head to Worcester with Matt Barnes (illness) returning from the COVID-19 injured list, but Brasier should be a candidate to return to the big leagues if Boston suffers an injury in its bullpen.
Brasier allowed one run on two hits and a walk over two-thirds of an inning in Friday's 8-5 win over Cleveland. This was Brasier's first appearance of the season after a litany of setbacks since the offseason. He suffered a broken pinkie finger during the offseason, then a left calf strain in spring training, followed by a concussion in June. His reinstatement comes at a perfect time, as Boston has four relievers in COVID-19 protocols. He's been a key piece in the Red Sox's bullpen the previous three seasons.
Brasier (concussion) was activated from the 60-day injured list Wednesday, Julian McWilliams of The Boston Globe reports. Brasier suffered a calf strain in spring training and sustained a concussion when struck in the head by a line drive while rehabbing, but he's now poised to make his first outing of the season for the Red Sox. The 34-year-old has been a significant bullpen piece for Boston over the past few years and could provide a boost for the final month of the season.