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Top Bryan Mata News

  • Red Sox's Bryan Mata: Sidelined after Tommy John surgery

    The Red Sox announced that Mata (elbow) underwent Tommy John surgery in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.

    Mata opted for the procedure after he was shut down during spring training when he was diagnosed with a slight tear of the UCL in his right elbow. The 21-year-old is expected to require a 12-to-16-month recovery from the surgery, meaning he'll likely be sidelined until the summer of 2022. Mata had been regarded as one of the Red Sox's top pitching prospects heading into the season.

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  • Red Sox's Bryan Mata: Starts throwing again

    Red Sox manager Alex Cora said Sunday that Mata (triceps) was cleared to begin a throwing program late in spring training, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.

    Mata ended up missing most of camp after being diagnosed with a slight UCL tear in his right elbow. Fortunately, he was able to treat the injury through rest and rehab rather than surgical means, so Mata will now turn his focus to advancing through his throwing progression ahead of the minor-league season. He may not be fully cleared by the time Triple-A Worcester begins its season in May, but Mata shouldn't be in store for a lengthy stint on the injured list if he's able to steer clear of any setbacks in the coming weeks.

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  • Red Sox's Bryan Mata: Diagnosed with slight UCL tear

    Mata has been diagnosed with a slight tear of the UCL in his throwing arm, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports.

    Mata's injury will sideline him for some amount of time, but the Red Sox are going to try and repair the tear through treatment and are not planning to send him for surgery as of now.

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  • Red Sox's Bryan Mata: MRI on tap

    Mata (triceps) will undergo an MRI on Thursday, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports.

    Mata was scratched from relief work Wednesday due to right triceps soreness, and he'll undergo further testing to determine the extent of the injury. The right-hander isn't expected to make the team's Opening Day roster, but he could make his major-league debut at some point this season if he's fully healthy.

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  • Red Sox's Bryan Mata: Dealing with triceps soreness

    Mata was scratched from relief work Wednesday due to right triceps soreness, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.

    Mata was not likely to make the big-league club out of camp, but he could make his MLB debut this year if he's healthy this summer. It's unclear when he will be healthy enough to resume throwing.

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  • Red Sox's Bryan Mata: Shielded from Rule 5 draft

    Mata's contract was purchased by the Red Sox on Friday.

    One of Boston's top pitching prospects, Mata spent the summer at the alternate site, although he missed a couple weeks with a hamstring injury. He won't turn 22 until May but already has 11 starts at Double-A under his belt, so he could open the year at Triple-A. Mata has the potential to develop into a mid-rotation starter if he can throw enough strikes.

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  • Red Sox's Bryan Mata: Resumes throwing program

    Mata (hamstring) has completed a pair of bullpen sessions over the past week and is expected to pitch in a simulated game at the Red Sox's alternate training site before the 2020 season ends, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.

    Mata has been shut down since late August after developing a left hamstring cramp during a simulated game, but the injury doesn't look like it will keep him sidelined as the offseason nears. One of the organization's top pitching prospects, the 21-year-old Mata posted a 5.03 ERA and 1.47 WHIP to go with 59 strikeouts over 53.2 innings at Double-A Portland. Mata could probably use some further refinement in the minors, but he should be a candidate to enter Boston's rotation at some point in 2021.

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  • Red Sox's Bryan Mata: Suffers injury at alternate site

    Mata suffered an apparent left hamstring injury Sunday while pitching in a simulated game at the Red Sox's alternate training site in Pawtucket, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.

    The 21-year-old isn't a likely candidate to make his big-league debut in 2020, but he's been making regular simulated-game appearances in Pawtucket as the Red Sox look to keep his development on track. He'll presumably be sent in for more tests as the Red Sox determine the extent of his injury, but Mata looks like he could be at risk of being shut down for the rest of the summer.

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  • Red Sox's Bryan Mata: Added to pool

    Mata joined the Red Sox's player pool Tuesday, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.

    Mata will give Boston extra pitching depth this season, though he's unlikely to play a major role. The 21-year-old is yet to reach Triple-A and struggled to a 5.03 ERA in 11 starts for Double-A Portland last season, though that figure came with a strong 3.27 xFIP, as his 25.2 percent strikeout rate and 52.1 percent groundball rate offset a poor 10.3 percent walk rate.

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  • Red Sox's Bryan Mata: Adds fourth pitch

    Mata added a cutter to his repertoire in 2019, Ian Cundall of SoxProspects.com reports.

    Mata had a couple of promising developments in 2019: adding a fourth pitch and cleaning up his mechanics. The delivery still has a lot of effort and may be something that limits his ability to command consistently. The cutter, which some call a slider, gives him a pitch with which to get left-handed hitters out. He had a rocky introduction to Double-A ball last season, but that could be attributed to going beyond previous career highs in innings pitched. His future as a starter depends on his ability to improve command. Mata will likely start at Double-A Portland with a shot to reach Triple-A Pawtucket in 2020.

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  • Red Sox's Bryan Mata: Throws two scoreless innings

    Mata allowed two hits and a walk while striking out two over two innings in Thursday's game against the Phillies.

    Mata made his first spring start with the major-league club. He's trying to buck a trend in an organization that hasn't had much success developing its own starters. The last homegrown pitcher to win as many as 10 games was Felix Doubront, who did it in 2012 and 2013. Mata dazzled at High-A Salem in 2019 (1.75 ERA in 10 starts) before facing a more challenging environment at Double-A Portland (5.03 ERA in 11 starts). The Red Sox have an open spot at the back end of the rotation and will need a fill-in while Chris Sale (illness) spends the first couple of weeks on the injured list, per Ian Browne of MLB.com. It's unlikely the Red Sox view Mata as a candidate for either of those spots, preferring he gets more seasoning in Portland and possibly hitting Triple-A Pawtucket in 2020.

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  • Red Sox's Bryan Mata: Invited to big-league camp

    Mata received an invitation to the Red Sox's big-league camp Friday.

    The 20-year-old will spend a few weeks with Boston's big-league coaching staff, though it might be another year before he's pushing to join the top club for good. In 11 starts at Double-A Portland last season, he posted an unimpressive 5.03 ERA, combining a strong 25.2 percent strikeout rate with a slightly high 10.3 percent walk rate.

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  • Red Sox's Bryan Mata: Promoted to Double-A

    Mata was promoted to Double-A Portland on Monday, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.

    Mata spent a month on the injured list with a right shoulder strain, but when healthy this season he's been lights out for High-A Salem with a 1.75 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 52:10 K:BB in 10 starts. The 20-year-old has shown in the lower minors why he's a highly-touted prospect, and he's likely to remain at Portland for the second half of the season.

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  • Red Sox's Bryan Mata: Starting Friday's game

    Mata (shoulder) will be activated off the minor-league injured list to start Friday at High-A Salem, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.

    Mata was expected to return to action in mid-May but ultimately ended up missing a full month with the right shoulder strain. The 20-year-old has a 2.15 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 31:11 K:BB through six starts with Salem this season.

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  • Red Sox's Bryan Mata: Returning to action Friday

    Mata (shoulder) will come off the minor-league injured list to start for High-A Salem on Friday, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.

    Mata has been on the IL since May 7 with a mild right shoulder strain, but only ended up missing two starts. The 20-year-old has enjoyed a strong start to the season with a 2.15 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 31:11 K:BB through six starts (29.1 innings).

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  • Red Sox's Bryan Mata: Moves to MiLB injured list

    Mata was placed on the minor-league injured list Tuesday with a mild right shoulder strain, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.

    Mata has been off to a great start at High-A Salem with a 2.15 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 31:11 K:BB over 29.1 innings. The 20-year-old's shoulder stain was described as mild, so he may not require an extended stay on the injured list.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 160 lbs
Birthplace: Maracay, Venezuela
Age: 22
Bats/Throws: R, R