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Top Blaine Boyer News

  • Blaine Boyer: Granted release by Kansas City

    Boyer was cut loose by the Royals on Wednesday, Rustin Dodd of The Athletic reports.

    Boyer will look for a new home after recently returning from the 60-day DL (back). He has been limited to just 21.2 innings of work in the big leagues this season, logging an unsightly 12.05 ERA and 2.08 WHIP. In a corresponding move, Jorge Lopez was called up from Triple-A Omaha.

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  • Royals' Blaine Boyer: Returns from 60-day DL

    Boyer (back) was activated off the 60-day disabled list Sunday, Rustin Dodd of The Athletic Kansas City reports.

    Boyer has been on the disabled list since late May with a lower-back strain. The veteran right-hander has a 11.76 ERA, 2.08 WHIP and only nine strikeouts over 20.2 innings this season.

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  • Royals' Blaine Boyer: To begin rehab stint

    Boyer (back) will start a minor-league rehab assignment with Double-A Northwest Arkansas on Monday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

    Boyer has been on the shelf with a lower-back strain since May 30, but it's good to see he's progressing toward a return. He'll be eligible to return at the end of July, although it remains unknown if he'll require more time before coming off the 60-day disabled list.

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  • Royals' Blaine Boyer: Shifted to 60-day DL

    Boyer (back) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Thursday.

    The Royals had to clear a spot on the 40-man roster after claiming Enny Romero off waivers, and did so by transferring Boyer to the 60-day DL. Boyer has been on the shelf since May 30 and will now be ineligible to return until the end of July.

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  • Royals' Blaine Boyer: Lands on DL

    Boyer was placed on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday with a lower-back strain.

    It's unclear when Boyer suffered the injury, but he last pitched Monday against Minnesota. The 36-year-old reliever has appeared in 20 games, posting a 11.76 ERA with nine strikeouts across 20.2 innings this season. Trevor Oaks was recalled from Triple-A Omaha in a corresponding move.

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  • Royals' Blaine Boyer: Notches first save of season

    Boyer worked around a hit in a scoreless inning of work to earn his first save of the season Sunday against the White Sox.

    With Kelvin Herrera having worked each of the previous three days, Boyer was called upon to protect a one-run lead in the ninth. He threw 11 of 14 pitches for strikes, allowing just an infield single before retiring the side. Boyer did well with his opportunity, but save situations should be earmarked for Herrera when healthy and available.

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  • Royals' Blaine Boyer: Snags Opening Day roster spot

    Boyer earned an Opening Day roster spot for the Royals, Maria Torres of The Kansas City Star reports.

    Boyer will likely work out of a middle-relief this season, similar to his job with Boston in 2017. Throughout the course of last year, he logged a 4.35 ERA and 1.55 WHIP with a 33:14 K:BB over 41.1 innings.

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  • Royals' Blaine Boyer: Inks minor-league deal with Royals

    Boyer signed a minor-league contract with the Royals on Wednesday which includes an invitation to spring training.

    Boyer spent the entire 2017 campaign in a middle-relief role for the Red Sox, finishing the year with an unremarkable 4.35 ERA, 1.55 WHIP and 33:14 K:BB across 41.1 innings of work. The veteran reliever has logged 40 innings in each of the previous four seasons, posting a serviceable 3.51 ERA over that stretch, so he'll push for a low-to-mid-leverage role in the Royals' Opening Day bullpen this spring.

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  • Red Sox's Blaine Boyer: Reinstated from DL

    Boyer (neck) was activated from the 10-day disabled list Thursday, Scott Lauber of ESPN reports.

    Boyer sports a 3.21 ERA in 28 innings for the BoSox this year. The right-hander has less than compelling indicators, though, with 21 strikeouts and nine walks. He'll work the middle innings and low-leverage spots.

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  • Red Sox's Blaine Boyer: Set to return Thursday

    Boyer (neck) will be activated from the 10-day disabled list Thursday, Evan Drellich of CSN New England reports.

    Boyer pitched a scoreless inning in his only rehab appearance for Triple-A Pawtucket on Monday, and that was apparently enough for the Red Sox to feel comfortable bringing him off the DL. He compiled a 3.21 ERA and 1.50 WHIP over 28 innings with the big club earlier in the season. When he returns, he'll likely return to pitching low-leverage innings out of the big-league bullpen.

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  • Red Sox's Blaine Boyer: Kicks off rehab assignment Monday

    Boyer (neck) made a rehab appearance with Triple-A Pawtucket on Monday, tossing a scoreless inning and giving up one hit.

    Boyer has been sidelined for about two weeks with the strained neck. Given the brevity of his absence, he'll likely only need one or two more rehab appearances before the Red Sox feel comfortable with bringing him off the 10-day disabled list. Boyer, who has supplied a 3.21 ERA and 1.50 WHIP over 28 innings with the big club this season, will likely see low-leverage work out of the bullpen once reinstated.

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  • Red Sox's Blaine Boyer: Heads back to DL

    Boyer was placed on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday with a neck strain, Sean McAdam of BostonSportsJournal.com reports.

    It's unclear when the injury cropped up on Boyer, but it's apparently bothersome enough to warrant a trip to the disabled list. It's tough timing for the 36-year-old, who recently returned from the DL after missing most of July with an elbow issue. The move is retroactive to Aug. 6, so he'll be eligible to return Aug. 16 should he be ready. In the meantime, the Red Sox will stick with Heath Hembree, Fernando Abad and Brandon Workman as middle-relief options.

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  • Red Sox's Blaine Boyer: Activated from disabled list Wednesday

    Boyer (elbow) was reinstated from the 10-day DL prior to Wednesday's game against Seattle, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports.

    Boyer rejoins the big-league club after spending 10 days on the disabled list with elbow tightness, taking the place of Ben Taylor, who was placed on the DL due to an intercostal strain in a corresponding move. On the year, Boyer has posted a 3.00 ERA with a 1.38 WHIP over the course of 18 appearances, and should slide into the back-end of the bullpen moving forward.

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  • Red Sox's Blaine Boyer: Will be activated Wednesday

    The Red Sox plan to activate Boyer (elbow) from the 10-day disabled list prior to Wednesday's game against the Mariners, Jen McCaffrey of The Springfield Republican reports.

    It's expected that Boyer will replace Ben Taylor in the bullpen, with the latter heading to the DL in a corresponding move due to an oblique issue. Boyer, who owns a 3.00 ERA and 20:6 K:BB over 24 innings this season, will likely see most of his usage in lower-leverage situations.

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  • Red Sox's Blaine Boyer: Given clean bill of health

    Boyer was given a clean bill of health after his forearm scare over the weekend, and was able to throw off flat ground Tuesday, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.

    He is on the 10-day DL, so he can't return to action just yet, but it sounds like he will only be on the DL for the minimum 10 days. Boyer has a 3.00 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 20:6 K:BB in 24 innings out of Boston's bullpen this year.

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  • Red Sox's Blaine Boyer: Placed on DL

    Boyer (elbow) was placed on the 10-day disabled list Sunday, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports.

    Boyer was forced to leave Saturday's game when he experienced elbow tightness after an inning of relief. He was replaced on the active roster by Austin Maddox.

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  • Red Sox's Blaine Boyer: Exits with injury Saturday

    Boyer was forced to leave Saturday's relief appearance in the 13th inning with an apparent injury, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

    Boyer worked a scoreless 12th inning and was out warming up for the 13th when he was visited by a trainer and subsequently lifted from the game. The details of the ailment remain unclear, though the team will likely update his status after the game, so consider him day-to-day moving forward. Boyer has become a rather consistent middle reliever for the Boston bullpen this year, posting a 3.00 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP over 23 innings.

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  • Red Sox's Blaine Boyer: Leaves game with elbow tightness

    Boyer exited Saturday's game against the Yankees with elbow tightness, Scott Lauber of ESPN.com reports.

    Boyer was lifted from his relief outing while warming up prior to the 13th inning, an unfortunate exit after he pitched a scoreless frame in the 12th. Trainers will likely evaluate the severity of the injury over the next couple days before deciding on a firm course of action, though the team may be forced to make a quick transaction thanks to a looming doubleheader Sunday.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 225 lbs
Birthplace: Atlanta, GA
Age: 40
Experience: 12
Bats/Throws: R, R